Embrace Women And Their Differences
There are numerous kinds of women. There are countless combinations of personalities and preferences; not to mention race, culture and beliefs.
Like flowers with copious species, women bloom differently and each is unique. The number of petals might differ largely or slightly, another might flourish facing the sun and the other blossoms embraced by cold air. Each with a different height and a different color and a different size.
Like snowflakes that float gracefully down to soften the world, no two are identical. Some might come down to add beauty to harsh and cold winter days. Some exist to bring children laughter as they make snow angels or build snowpeople.
Argument For The Women
Women’s purposes vary in the environment they are planted in by God. Each heart beats for a different dream. Each set of eyes see the problems in the world that need to be solved. Who are we to say that her dream or advocacy is wrong?
Each woman is called by a name, but not by a label. She’s neither entirely this nor entirely that. A woman is her choices and her actions. Who are we to say her personality is flawed?
Women change and evolve and adapt. They do what needs to be done, in their own ways. They attend to the details that many overlook. They have a silent strength. Who are we to say that their exigencies must be neglected?
They have their flaws, but who doesn’t? Do we think that they do not know it? Do we think that each smile, make-up, a new thing she bought, an adventure she goes on is not covering up an imperfection, physically or emotionally?
Some assume that women are fickle-minded and indecisive. Could it not be that they are figuring things out in life? Should they not continue growing and learning? About the world, others and especially about themselves. Must they be limited in their interests?
The One Woman
There’s an expression: There are plenty of fish in the sea. But I do not see women as fish to be caught, descaled and cooked. Nor are they to be placed in an aquarium to be displayed. Women are flowers. Not to be uprooted, cut and placed in a vase; but to be nurtured where they are. Like in a garden.
Which flower will you choose to nurture? Flowers are God’s works of art. And like art, they evoke feelings. How does the woman make you feel? Does she make you smile, laugh and at peace? Are the things important to you important to her, too? Does she share your perspectives and beliefs?
These feelings lead to decisions. Will you decide to love her each day? In spite of her imperfections, dreams and her developing interests. Will you support her, and will she support you, too? Do you appreciate each other?
If she doesn’t feel the same way, respect that. Honor women’s decisions and accept their ‘no’ graciously.
What do we do with women?
I do not see why they must be judged, condemned or compared. Let them live. Let them choose. As long as no one is getting hurt. They’re not something to be owned or controlled. We don’t have to do anything with them. They are humans and important, especially to the Lord. They are to be appreciated, like Jesus did in Matthew chapter 26.
Women need our prayers, that God will guide them and enlighten them. After all, most of the future generation are entrusted in their care. Do you agree?
How will you embrace women and their differences? How will you honor the important women in your life?