Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the lord is to be praised. – Proverbs 31:30
There is something to be revered about a woman who has faith, may that be in God or the Universe, humbling yourself to a God who is all-encompassing puts your life into perspective. I take great pride in being a woman of faith. I have always believed in God and a higher power but I never truly understood the purpose. Last year I learned what the purpose of faith and God are in my life. A year ago I decided I wanted to build my relationship with God and in building my relationship with him I learned a lot about my self and a lot about how I want to be viewed by other people.
I’m sure I am not the only women wondering what God’s purpose is for them. It’s not something that comes overnight. It isn’t easy either but it is incredibly worth the journey. I feel that, as a woman especially, it is imperative that I have a relationship with a greater power. It taught me more about what it is to be a woman as well as how to be a better person in general.
There was a point in my life, not too long ago,where it was hard for me to see myself as worthy. There was so much negativity surrounding me that I started expecting negative things. I was hard for me to think of anything good happening because everything was going wrong in my relationships, in my work, and I had lost two family members. I was overwhelmed by everything that was going on. I lost myself in the negativity and I hit an emotional low. That was the most difficult point in my life because I wasn’t used to feeling that way. Those who know me, know, that I am always happy and in that time I had hit an ultimate low.
I wont say it happened overnight but God opened doors for me. God opened up an entire world of opportunity that I wasn’t seeing. When I say opportunity I mean he literally lifted me from where I was and he gave me no other options but to move forward. It took me about a year to come out of that dark place and about a year after that to fully realize that it wasn’t just me. I wasn’t alone in this. God was holding my hand the entire time. He was pushing me the whole way.
I look back to those days and I see how much I have grown as a person and as a women. For this very reason I feel like it’s so necessary that we have a relationship with God. I think a lot of women going through similar situations allow it to make them bitter. We allow our past experience to take away who we are as woman. Our tenderness, our kindness, our emotion. After harsh experiences we need to learn how to forgive. Forgive other people and most importantly, ourselves.
Think about this, How amazing is it to know you have someone in your corner rooting for you and pushing you? It’s so much easier to get through the hard times and the daily struggles. Knowing that you can, why? Because you are a woman of faith. How beautiful is it to believe in something greater than yourself? Someone who you can hand off all your disappointments to?
Who can make those disappointments go away…
and that Girlie girl, is the beauty in Believing!