Becoming a Lady in the Modern World
by Natalie Aleman
by Mark Hart
Have you ever stopped to consider why God made you a woman and not a man?
Think about it. Women and men are equal but far from the same.
So why did God decide - in His perfect wisdom - that you would be a girl and not a boy? Why would God do that? Was it just a "random" decision. Did God just want the world to smell better? Or is it possible that God had a reason behind the decision?
God creates with a purpose. We might not always understand the purpose, but that doesn't mean He doesn't have one. There's a reason He created you remale and not male. He created the two sexes, after all. The genders and their differences were God's idea, and while the sexes are complementary, they are (as you already know) very different. /tge difference affects every facet of your life, actually, because what you are called to do in this life is linked to whom God created you to be - a woman!
As you face your teenage years and advance toward young adulthood, yo uneed to stop and consider this question, "Why did God make me a woman?" and "What is His plan for me, personally?"
God made you a woman, yes... but the type of woman you turn out to be is entirely up to you. Are you going to be a true woman - compassionate and courageous and self-controlled? Are you going to be a picture of virtue and womanhood during your adult years or allow emotion to dictate all of your decisions (like a little girl might)?
One of the reasons the modern world is in such bad shape is that there is an identity crisis, a speoploe don't know who they really are, and many don't stop to consider who God designed them to be. Many men are failing to live like true men and many women may nevery fully comprehend what a beautiful gift their feminity truly is... and when those two realities collide, the world is in trouble.
God designed women for a very special role. Only the woman gets to participate with God in such a special part of creation - actually bearing and bringing forth life. This is more than a biological truth, it is an incredible honor... not always comfortable, but beautiful, nonetheless. While women might not be as physically "strong" as a man, that doesn't mean that she is weak - far from it. Women are trong in different ways.
God gave you gentleness and beauty and a "power" over men, yes... but how you use that beauty and power says a lot about the kind of woman you are. Will you use your feminity to draw others closer to God or only to yourself? Will your heart seek to serve oters or merely to be served?
God is calling you to something amazing - to live a truly heroic life - a life for others. Will you accept that callo? Will you become allthat God has designed you to be?
If the answer is, "Yes," then turn this page... a lilfe of adventure awaits you!