Wednesday, July 6, 2011


For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? Now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it? 1 Cor. 4:7

For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. 2 Cor. 10:12

Men compete loudly and physically. Ladies are much more likely to keep a scorecard in their head comparing themselves to other ladies. “Am I as pretty as she is?” “She sings better than me!” “I can’t play an instrument.” “Children like her better than they do me.” “I’m skinnier than she is!” Or even “My life is so much harder than hers.” “She’s has more spiritual husband than I do.” “Her children are always well-behaved and I struggle with mine all the time.” (There are some competitions you don’t want to win!) And we give ourselves points or take points away depending on what our answer is. The problem is that these questions and answers are based on our scale of importance instead of God’s.

God has given us all the positives that we possess. God has given us all the trials that we suffer too. Why would we act like we are anything special? Instead we need to use all our talents, abilities, attributes, and even trials to give glory to God.

What do we know about each lady?

-We are fearfully and wonderfully made. Ps. 139
Each difference is expressly designed by God. Would we insult Him by insulting His creation?

-We are the temples of God. 1 Cor. 3:16
God dwells in each of us, regardless of height, weight, color, etc.

-We are individuals with different talents. 1 Cor. 12:4, 12-31
None of us can do everything so everyone must do something. For everything to get done we must all do different things.

-We are God's masterpieces. Eph. 2:10
God views each of us as worthy of His time and energy.

-We are becoming God's good works. Phil. 1:6
Remember that God is not finished working on us! (That includes that person that drives you crazy!)

-We are the lights of God. Matt. 5:16
We can darken that light by our fighting. We only shine as we are working for God!

-We are promised God's help for whatever He calls us to do. Phil. 4:13, 1 Thess. 5: 24
It's too much to do on our own. Lean on God's strength.

-We can adorn, instead of blaspheme, God's Word by our behavior. Titus 2:5, 10
What a heavy responsibility. People will form their opinion of the Bible based on our lifestyle!

-We are servants of God. Rom. 6:18
As servants, it's not about us anyway. Let's forget ourselves and serve others!

Each of these things is true about every single one of us. Are we going to argue that I am more God’s masterpiece than you are? That God will help me more than He will help you? That my talents are more important than yours? Of course not! In light of the Scripture these arguments are ridiculous. What if every lady concentrated on serving God right where God has put her? What if every lady focused on encouraging other ladies to do the same instead of competing with them? I think our families, our husbands, our children, our churches, and our workplaces would all be different. Let’s rise to the challenge of being God’s lady.

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