I’m being prepared, processed, sharpened, broken and recreated. I’m changing, every moment. I’m also being reconditioned and prepared for marriage. I don’t know when it’ll happen, (again) but I do know that it will happen.
We are, (I know I am) overwhelmed with images, stories, and reports on what keeps single women single and the ways that we can modify our behaviors and looks to be more pleasing to men. *going country* AIN’T NOBODY HAD TOLE ME NUTTIN!!! I had no idea that it was ALL our fault that we are still single. If we suck this in, and stand this way, dab a bit of make up here, and polish that a certain color then we’ll attract the perfect man and live happily ever after in our house on the hill with the white picket fence, 2.5 kids and a minivan parked in the front yard. Come on now!?! It’s more to it than that. We’ve got to do better. A lifetime can’t be based on the superficial. We’ve got to get to the root of the issue.
Every Christian woman tries to emulate the example of the Proverbs 31 woman. This is the ideal. If we strive for both that image of feminine perfection while constantly seeking God and His glory, then we receive His favor. I’ve heard so many Christians, both men and women use this compilation of scripture to figuratively beat women over the head and try to make them feel mediocre. I agree with everything in the word of God. I mean, it’s truth. You can’t argue with truth. But these same Christians sometimes seem to forget that man has his own set of guidelines.
Man, was created first. Painstakingly molded, in the absolute likeness of God. He was given dominion over EVERYTHING on the earth. This means that Man was created to be powerful. There is power in his word, his presence, and his humility. He is a covering. In order to be an adequate covering, he must first be humble enough to receive HIS covering by accepting God’s will as his own. 1 Corinthians 11:2-3 is the reminder that man’s responsibility and maturity in realizing and relying on his faith in submission to both God’s will and presence is the most important ingredient in being lord of his household. Our warriors are called to be both strong and tender, as in 1 Timothy 6:11. He is also admired among his peers. He’s wise, knowledgeable, and he stands so strong on the foundation of God that he can NOT be moved, Psalm 1:1-6.
I don’t think it’s all the fault of women, and I also don’t believe that all men are bad, but what I do know is, we are slackers. None of us are putting in the effort required to be the women AND men that we are created to be. We have GOT to do better. Our lives depend on a simple free will action. Either you’re in or you’re out. Not halfway, not left ankle in and whole body out, this ain’t the hokey pokey. Men, grow up and accept your role as God’s chosen ones. Honoring Him, provides honor for yourselves. Women, stop being bitter because somebody did you wrong, and practice a little humility and femininity. Submission to “what God has joined together,” first requires submission to the original Groom.