"The Essence of Womanhood" Part 1
Special Guest Dr. Patty Camp
Ladies, do you know who you are?, most importantly in the eyes of God. God sees us so much different than we see ourselves as women. We have to understand that we are created with a purpose, not just to exist, not just to be objects for the world and men to lust upon.
A woman in God’s eyes (Proverbs 3:15 NKJV She is more precious than rubies, And all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.
A woman can’t be a true woman of God disconnected from God; God is the lifeline of a woman.
(Genesis 2:21 GOD put the Man into a deep sleep. As he slept he removed one of his ribs and replaced it with flesh. God then used the rib that he had taken from the Man to make Woman and presented her to the Man
Now you see that if it had not been for God taking the rib from the man the woman wouldn’t have been created, which shows you God knows the exact specifications that make a woman a woman, he knows what it will take to fulfill each and every woman on the face of the earth, he knows what gifts he has placed in very woman and he is the lifeline for a woman.
A woman has to be rooted and grounded in God and the inner workings of her womanhood has to be pruned and cultivated by God because he created her and her relationship with God must be her focus in order for her to see the fullness of God in her life.
A woman needs God’s wisdom in all areas because we are wired as emotional creators and are often led by those emotions which can be fickle, unpredictable and irrational.
Have you ever looked back on your life and remembered a decision you made based purely off what you felt and had regrets raise your hands, I have, but I have learned that’s it is vital that we spend time with God in prayer and in his word so he can show me how fearfully and wonderful he has made us.
It’s like a Lamborghini(YOU) and a Porsche(Another woman) each is a beautiful car, but there are many things that help you distinguish them from one another( one is the outer shell- the body), the interior and the engine( they have separate manufacturers so they function different, have to be maintained differently so you have to go the manufacturers manual to know how something should work and be cared for.
So to try and do things without the knowledge of a thing and how it should function can cause malfunctions and possibly destruction to the product, it’s the same thing with us a women we must seek God about who we are and what his desire is to use us, where, when and how it’s not our job to try and be like some other woman, dress like some other woman; behave like some other woman is against the manufactures (Gods) recommendations.
(Genesis 3:1-6 the serpent was clever, more clever than any wild animal God had made. He spoke to the Woman: “Do I understand that God told you not to eat from any tree in the garden?”
2-3 The Woman said to the serpent, “Not at all. We can eat from the trees in the garden. It’s only about the tree in the middle of the garden that God said, ‘Don’t eat from it; don’t even touch it or you’ll die.’”
4-5 The serpent told the Woman, “You won’t die. God knows that the moment you eat from that tree, you’ll see what’s really going on. You’ll be just like God, knowing everything, ranging all the way from good to evil.”
6 When the Woman saw that the tree looked like good eating and realized what she would get out of it—she’d know everything!—she took and ate the fruit and then gave some to her husband, and he ate.
As you see the woman was easily convinced by the serpent to do something she was instructed, not to do, it’s evident if she knew she wasn’t suppose, to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil says to me Adam had a conversation with her, gave her instructions which shows the woman didn’t listen and as being the weaker vessel fell into the trap of being led by her feelings (wanted to feel good) and she needs a leader to protect and guide her.
Being a weaker vessel is always viewed as a negative thing, but being the weaker vessel is who God created us to be for a purpose because our function is different from a man.
I’ve found that being a super strong aggressive woman is being taught in many dysfunctional homes because of the environments those who are leading the homes have been raised in. Where do we break this chain of the thought that you don’t need a man you can do all things by yourself.
Now I know many will disagree and say well men are not on my level, what do you define as your level (your money, your degree, your unreasonable request that you can’t even reciprocate), you say you want a man who knows who he is, but you don’t know who you are and its evident by the unspoken language you speak.
As women we have an unspoken language we speak with our bodies. And when did women decide that having a husband was a curse and not a blessing is it based on your past experiences of the men you chose, probably and not based on the man God chose for you because there is a difference.
A woman of God’s strength moves with poise and grace so therefore she shines bright in any room
Poise-(verb- cause to be balanced)
Grace-(refinement of movement)
( MSG 1 Peter 3:4-5 What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition. Cultivate inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in.
To focus purely on outer appearance is vanity to God, God wants us to focus on our spirit man because we are incubators so what is put in us we will reproduce (man give a seed we give children, man give us a house we make it a home and on and on, this is why our connection to God must stay intact and be the most important relationship even after we get married.
(NKJV 1 Peter 3:4 rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God)
A woman of God’s strength must have women around her in her life that pray for her and with her, not gossip with or about her, chastise her(tell her the biblical truth about who she is and to become) and love her unconditionally(without judgment because they remember where they have come from.
You must understand that there is a difference between being a FEMALE and being a WOMAN. One is by NATURE, and the other is by CHOICE. You are born as a FEMALE but you develop as a WOMAN by choice.
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