Women: It's Time to Rest - Relax, Restore, Refresh
Women: It's Time to Rest
Nothing makes a woman (or anyone) feel old, look old, lack enthusiasm or be worn out with everyday life than having to secretly bear so much burden as a result of the troubles and challenges of life. By reason of the emotional, biological and general make up of a woman as opposed to that of a man, it can be safely asserted that no one bears more emotional, biological or any other burden than a woman. This in not to belittle or discountenance the emotional, biological or any other issues men deal with, but the truth is that women deal with much more. A good example is the process of childbirth. When a man and woman come together as husband and wife to have a child, the woman is the one who carries the pregnancy for nine month, goes through the labor and delivery, nurses the child and in most cases even until this day, have to be the child’s primary care giver.
The things women have to deal with can turn out to be either a challenge or a blessing to women depending on the woman’s level of awareness, choice of attitude and preferred approach or action. It can be a huge challenge if a woman does not know how to best manage herself and her situations well enough so as to not end up being overwhelmed and worn out by of them. On the other hand, it can be a blessing if a woman truly understands and manages herself and her situation so well, if she continues to Grow rather than just Go through her daily challenges to help her become her best self. After all, the scriptures in Romans 8:28 reminds us that ALL things work together for the good of those who love God and her called according to His purpose. God can use those challenges to help every woman grow and become better equipped to face life.
To remain youthful and enthusiastic about life as a woman (or anyone), it is important to see and understand ourselves, life and our situations from the perspective of the God who made us. This is as laid out in His word. Many of the challenges faced by women and the entirety of the world today emanates from our total departure from the way of God. The solution can therefore only come from our return to His ways.
The number one step a woman can take in an attempt to return to God is to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. John 14:6 says Jesus is THE Way, THE Truth and THE Life. It makes it clear that no one can come to God except through Him. Notice that it says THE Way. This is to emphasize that there is no other way. If a woman has already taken this step, she has to ensure she lives daily as if Christ is truly her Lord and Savior. Either as a newly saved or already saved, the process is the same. Let Christ Direct your steps through His word Daily in order for Him to be your Lord. Depend on Him with all your challenges so He can be a Savior to you daily. Set time apart to seek the Lord in prayers and the study of His word. Be determined to believe and obey His word above the contrary voices inside and outside. In Matthew 22:36-37, Jesus simplified the commands of God when He told His listeners that the greatest law is to love God with all our hearts and soul. Next to it is the command that we should love our neighbors as ourselves. This is the summary of God’s command. The way to bring this to life in one’s daily life is by seeking, serving and pleasing God above all and by pleasing God in how we relate with others. This is the greatest guarantee to a life of uninterrupted youthfulness and enthusiasm.
Growing in His Grace - Brook Bello