A Woman of Weakness
We are not independent! Let’s just let that be put out there. From the moment we were created, born into, and have grown up in this world, we have been dependent upon someone and something.
God for the very breath we breathe (and all that is named hereafter). Fathers and mothers for our shelter, food, and clothing as we grew up. Schools so that we could get an education and learn how to make a living. Employers to supply jobs for us to work. Husbands, wives, baby-daddies & baby-mamas, child care providers, government welfare systems, hospitals, churches, grocery stores, clothing manufacturers. THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. Get my drift?
How is it that during the course of all of that we all of a sudden became independent? I hear women say it all the time and it pains me. Even more so, because I used to be one of those women; quick to say that I was independent and needed no one to take care of me. How foolish I was. How foolish it is. Truth be told, we are and or were full of pride, which is a false independence.
It is the same with our strength. We as women also love to boast of how strong we are. “I’m strong and independent!” We say. But if we stopped and thought about it, considering the obvious above (that we are not independent), do we really have the grounds to stand on in saying that? Here’s something else that needs to be put out there………
EVERYTHING WE HAVE AND ARE, WE HAVE IN AND BECAUSE OF GOD.
“For God so loved the world
that He gave His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish but have
~ John 3:16
God the Creator of all things is the One who has supplied all that we will ever need (Philippians 4:19). This He has done through Jesus Christ (John 1:16). So, in answer to the question asked above, “NO,” we do not have the grounds to stand on.
Here are a few things to know about a real strong woman:
- A strong woman is a woman of weakness (2 Corinthians 13:4).
- She does not pridefully boast that she is strong, but happily boasts that she is weak (2 Corinthians 12:9).
- She realizes that she can do nothing by herself (John 15:5).
- She is not ashamed of having weaknesses because she knows that they provide the avenue for God to show up and show Himself mighty strong in her (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Since the 1960’s “strong” women have been rising up and declaring their strength; a strength that has been laced with so much pride and false independence. And we have all felt the effects of that one way or the other.
But now it’s time for us as godly, faithful, weak women to rise up and show the world what a real strong woman looks like. She a woman who is weak in her flesh but strong in her Christ.