UNDERSTANDING YOUR UNIQUENESS (4)
Next Levels greetings to you again this week, in Jesus' name. Three weeks ago, I taught on the creation of the male and female genders. Two weeks ago, I taught on the male gender's differences and last week, I enlightened you on the female gender's differences.
This week, I dare to edify the women reader of this article on Your Uniqueness As A Woman!
Well, I don't believe any gender is superior to the other, but definitely unique to each other. Men and women are equal and they complement each other as well. It is important to understand that by nature, genders have different ways of thinking, expression and behaviour and that has to be addressed accordingly by parents, when raising their children.
Talking about the creation of man in the image of God, it certainly refers to the ability of humans to be creative. It is important for you to also know that the woman is a unique being; her personality is unique. Her uniqueness is a reflection of God's purposes and design for her. God created her specially to fulfill a divine purpose.
God's Word says: …in the image of God created he him; make and female created he them. For God to create them male and female, He has a purpose for His action. I want you to know as a woman that you are not an afterthought, as others presume, neither are you a nonentity. God did not make mistake in creating you who you are.
Your creation is not an accidental occurrence! Thus, you have no reason to be ashamed that you are created a woman. Don't try to be a man, don't you ever say, "Oh! I wish God created me a man", and vice versa. Personally, I have no regrets being a woman. I thank God for making me a woman, because I understand His divine purpose for my life.
God's Word says: Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered (1 Peter 3:7). The Bible admonishes that men are to treat women with sensitivity and consideration. If they don't, their prayers could be hindered.
Some men think that they can just slap and beat up their wives, and then go to church as if nothing had happened. Some men think they can do something to hurt their wives, and go ahead and become a pastor or deacon in the church. God isn't listening to their prayers.
Let's briefly examine two major characteristics of your personality:
A Crown Of Creation
God's Word likens the woman to a crown (Proverbs 12:4). A crown is an ornament of beauty, circular, and worn on the head of royalty. A woman is a crown of God's creation, and the crown of her husband. The woman is a crown of creation, because it was after God created her that He ended His work. So, she crowned up the creation process. No normal person puts a crown under his feet or wears it on the feet as shoes. Crowns are meant to be on the head. Woman, don't you ever look down on yourself, because you are a special person.
A Peculiar Being
God has not called you common, but peculiar (1 Peter 2:9). Some women see themselves as common. They allow certain physical conditions, such as their educational background, beauty, etc, to determine how they rate themselves. Aren't you glad God recognizes you? It is time to see yourself as God sees you. He sees you as peculiar, and that is what you are! He also calls you a chosen generation, a royal priesthood and a holy nation.
God is looking for virtuous women this end-time, women of honour, women of dignity, women of noble character and women who can show others the way to go. God's Word says: Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies (Proverbs 31:10). Are you a virtuous woman? You are meant to be virtuous, a person that others will see and like to emulate.
Apart from being a virtuous woman, God expects you as a woman to be a good wife to your husband. Be a help to him, a plus not a minus, an addition not a subtraction. You have to make life more comfortable for your husband and family entirely. Let your husband be able to remember you and say, "I thank God for my wife". Make your children to always be glad whenever they remember home. Don't let it be that whenever they remember you, they hiss. Be a good wife.
God's Word says: Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord (Proverbs 18:22). Let your husband know that he has found a good thing by marrying you. God's purpose of making a woman is to make life comfortable for the man (Genesis 2:18).
The question is: What do you call yourself? No matter how people may perceive you, always call yourself what God has called you. God says you are unique in a class of your own – peculiar. So, you need to agree with Him. It is time to get excited, happy and joyful, because you occupy an enviable position in God's agenda. You are special, not ordinary, a crown of glory, not a crown of thorns, a vessel of mercy, not of destruction. So, rejoice!
For you to demonstrate your uniqueness, you need to identify yourself with God. You need to come out of darkness to show forth His marvellous light. In case you have not surrendered your life to the Lord Jesus Christ, this is an opportunity to do so. You can say this prayer of faith: Dear Lord, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious Blood. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Now I know I am born again!
Congratulations, you are now born again! I believe that you will begin to experience the reality of the price that Jesus paid for your sins at Calvary. All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus' Name!
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