I asked the question: What is a Strong Woman?
Yes, I put that question out on my Facebook page and I got about a dozen responses. I actually put that question out there because I am frustrated with what the media is making out to be a strong woman. I am sure that according to the World, a strong woman will not fit into my findings, such as kindness and gentleness.
So here is the list of my Facebook responses:
Independent, Courageous, Kind, Tenacious, Self-Reliant, Intuitive, Humble, Driven, Devoted to God, Empowered, Preserving, Determined and Alone.
Thank you ladies for your input.
When I think about what a strong woman looks like I think a strong woman would rejoice in hope, perseveres in trials, and is devoted in prayer. Ro 12:12
Also, I think of a strong woman as one who is kind, humble, gentle and patient. Col 3:12
And of course she loves the Lord with her whole heart, soul and might. Deut 8:6
When we devote our lives to the Lord, we weigh our words, thoughts and actions. Being devoted is not a life of restriction, but a life filled with LIFE. I life that is not perfect but always with a desire to please God.
When I was young, I did those things that are not pleasing to God, but as I came into relationship with the Lord, my desire was to walk and talk with the Lord and recognize and accept his love for me. There was a time I just didn't understand my place in the things of God and as I asked Him to show me how HE saw me, His response was, "I delight in you, you make me laugh and I gave you a mouth so use it" My problem was that I did not fit the Standard American Church image of a Woman. I truly needed to hear from the Lord and that word from God gave me freedom. Without that Revelation, who are we?
I am not perfect, but my goal is to live my life with a devotion to the Lord and others. I want to hear in my last days, "Job Well done, good and faithful servant" with a giggle from the Lord.
SO I ask you, What is a Strong Woman?