I grew up during the 1960’s and 1970’s. I was trained to believe that receiving admiration for being pretty and kind demeaned me. It somehow reduced me to an ineffective, weak human being. I always wanted to succeed in the business world. As a young girl, I didn’t play house, I played office. I did end up climbing the corporate ladder which was a great experience but it wasn’t until much later that God would show me what real success looks like.
After completing a long study on biblical femininity, God began to show me how I had been competing with the men in my life instead of complimenting them. I was struggling for the power by trying to take on masculine characteristics. I was fighting for power that was never meant to be mine. I did not realize that I already possessed a power far greater than the one that I fought for. It was my femininity. I’m not advocating using sexuality as power. The real power that a woman has is in all of the characteristics that make her different from a man. She is soft and curvy not hard and angular. She smells sweet and her hair is silky. Her speech and laughter is soft and gentle. She is agreeable, compassionate, encouraging and pleasant. When a feminine woman enters a room, she adds a very special dynamic. Ask any masculine man and I believe that he will tell you, that a feminine woman is powerful.
Remember, God says things like: “But Rachel was beautiful of form and face”, “And the woman was intelligent and beautiful”. In two verses in Proverbs, He tells us that it is better to live on the roof or in the desert than in a house with a contentious woman.
God has shown me that I truly succeed and I am fulfilled when I live out His plan in my life. He created me to be a woman. Now, I am embracing this and I am experiencing peace and joy which surpasses human understanding.