Ever found yourself trying to fit into some image of this woman you want to be? You have examples all around you of your idea of what you think is a “perfect” woman. So, you attempt to do all of these things like cook, clean, start a business God didn’t tell you to start, work crazy hours at a job you have no peace about just to find value, go to school (knowing good & well God never told you to go), charge up your credit cards, get your hair done, work out or whatever else… and you put all this pressure on yourself to be this “woman.” Guess what?
She doesn’t exist.
Let me encourage you sis– putting all this pressure on yourself to be some person that God didn’t call you to be will only distract and clutter your heart. Then, you won’t even be able to hear God’s voice because you’re so busy trying to be an image instead of accepting that you’re MADE in His image. Do I think EFFORT is a good thing to do your hair, work out, etc– of course- but it’s WRONG when those things are before God. How can those above things replace God? When you’ve made them idols and you’ve stopped seeking Christ & now you’re seeking degrees, money, a man or whatever else. Did you know that people are in hell for love? They loved the wrong things and people and replaced GOD with those things they loved. They loved money. They loved power. They loved being “popular.” They loved keeping a man in their bed. They loved porn. They loved to drink. They love to smoke. They loved rebellion. I ask you sis, what do you love? What are you “loving” as you try to achieve your idea of being a “perfect woman?” What is in your heart? WHO are you when nobody else is looking? Underneath the makeup, smile, and body… who are you all alone? Ask God to wreck & change your heart. And CONTINUE to ask Him to do this because this walk with God is not a sprint but a DAILY journey of living for Him.
Being perfect is impossible because we live in a fallen world. Trying to be perfect is going to stress you out because you’re trying to achieve something that only Christ did. I always say, “I ain’t perfect but I’m connected to the One who is & His strength is perfected in my weakness.”
I want to encourage you to take all of who you are and lay it at the feet of Jesus. Take your hurts, pains, issues, lipstick, handbags, image, job, boyfriend, your marriage and whatever else and lay it at the Father’s feet. Is He pleased with it all? Or have you replaced those “things” with Him? We cannot afford to switch all hard around here in direct disobedience to God. It just isn’t WORTH it.
While trying to be the perfect woman, you may find yourself sweeping your past hurts underneath the rug. As you sweep them under the rug and throw a smile on your face– you’ve fooled everyone but what you don’t realize is that that hurt is seeping out onto your face in the form of stress. It’s seeping out in your words. It’s seeping out in your relationships. You begin to charge everyone for what your past did to you. You must LET GO of whoever hurt you. You must stop trying to carry this mantle when Christ died so you could finally rest in HIM.
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