The other day I received a lovely e-mail that spoke about Women of God.
It was indeed a lovely message, focusing on what a woman of God is and does. It mentioned so many things, and I must confess it took me a while to let it all sink in.
Women of God can also make mistakes, they are sometimes wrong and they have their flaws!
You become a Woman of God the very moment that you decide to leave behind your wrongful life and begin a new one with Jesus, obeying His will above yours and sacrificing you own ego.
Sometimes I receive emails and comments from women saying “Oh, how I wish I could be a woman of God like you…”
My dear friends, sometimes I ask myself “If these women really got to know me, with all my flaws and imperfections, would they still say that?”
Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I’m not a woman of God, I’m just saying that this “tag” is unfair to you because by thinking like this 2 things happen:
- - You end up thinking that it is impossible to become a woman of God and that you will never be good enough. This is wrong, very wrong!
- - Without even noticing, you begin to think that women of God are perfect and if by chance a woman that you consider Godly makes a mistake, you quickly judge her and conclude that she isn’t a woman of God after all. This is unfair, very unfair!
I’m going to tell you something… I, like you, struggle loads with my flaws, defects and mistakes but it is my faith that makes all the difference!
My faith is what makes me keep looking forward even after I make a mistake, it gives me strength to go on and it makes me believe that I can change myself and the situation!
I have daily battles; sometimes it’s my flesh that wants to get the best of me, my “hot temper” that many times ends up embarrassing me, it’s my brutal honesty that at times can be mistaken for cheekiness, forcing me to have to go back to the end of the line… it’s my struggle!
Please stop placing the women you admire in such high pedestals that you can’t even reach! The Lord Jesus is the only one that should be in that position!
You look at her and think “Oh how I wish I could be like her!”
It doesn’t matter who she is, she is not perfect! This sort of judgment on her is way too rigorous!
Our flaws and imperfections don’t prevent us from being women of God!