As a Pastor’s wife I’ve seen in the eyes of some many women a question about who they are, beginning in the mirror!
With labels galore from birth to adulthood our world is fixated on shaping women in such a contorted way from crispy home maker to sex icon. And somewhere in the middle is the average woman competing with life’s expectations.
Sadly Christian women are caught in the crunch too. Yet we know, at least in our heads, that authenticity and identity is found in Christ.
Our churches have pierced solemnity by making the Pastor’s wife the pinnacle of womanhood. And dare she slip. She is either revered, loved, maybe liked or even envied.
What do we do with the arrows of labels that have infiltrated the church? We do as David did. That our weapons are not carnal and we magnify with Truth that such weapons are disarmed in the kingdom of God.
When we see the giant of worldly expectations come at us armored with self-importance, fleshy desire, insecurity, competition and threat, we stand as simply as we can, and from our hearts say, “But I come to you in the name of the Lord.”
I have made a simple assessment that no measure of morphing or adapting can be done to please a carnal concept. So here is the answer.
Be who you are IN CHRIST. Let HIS Word dwell in us RICHLY. Be shaped wholly by the time spent with Him in the Word. Take any anxiety, insecurity or pride to the cross He died on just for you and I. And let the name of the Lord be the beauty and armor you choose to wear.
Those who choose to be inspired need godly women to do so. And a godly women does not perform. She simply permeates publicly the love and relationship she experiences with Jesus privately.
Let’s pray as you take time in God’s Word
Today, I will not be conformed to this world’s way of thinking, I refuse it and see it devalued in my walk with You, Jesus Christ. But I am being transformed by a daily renewing of my mind by your life giving Word as I take time to seek and represent only You. In Jesus Name. Amen
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:1-2)
As Pastors’ wives, be wholly assured of God’s love on you and let only Him pour out with confidence today.