You should do this, you should do that...really?
How often we find ourselves trying to live up to the expectations of others.
We have taken the most important "step" in life, the step of humbly asking Christ to cleanse us of our past and make us brand new. We desire to grow in faith and grow close to Him by reading our bible. So often, we feel inadequate, we feel as if we need to be this perfect woman in our walk of faith. But this is SO far from the truth.
When you have had a personal encounter with the Christ of Galilee, it is all about you and Him. No comparison with other women. He has a special plan for your life. Your vessel is in His hands and will be shaped according to His will.
Do you feel you need to to measure up?
As a Christian woman desiring to follow the path God has planned, it is often difficult to stay “God-centered” and not self-centered. Each day the world bombards us with it’s own version how we should dress and how we should look. At this stage of my life, I am blessed with dry skin, tight clothes, graying hair and spots that appear on my body out of no where! Why, oh why couldn’t Eve think before she reached out for that fruit! My body would be perfect right now! But none of us are perfect and God does not desire perfection.
As this world judges us from what they see on the outside, God clearly sees the genuine beauty that lies within. HE sees the beauty of a heart that desires to be His woman of faith.
Time spent alone reading His Word will shape us into what HE desires. Your heart will be prepared for the walk His has planned just for you. Your faith will be real at home, at work, at school, with friends and on public display...naturally. You will have a desire to be with other's who share a desire to know Him, to serve Him and to praise Him.