Christian Women’s Guide on How to be Strong in life

Tuesday May 1, 2018

“The world is a hard place to live in, accept it but decide to be strong.” – Mom

My mom used to tell me, that as a woman, I would certainly experience a number of physical and emotional pain. True enough, as I flourish I have grasped that those pains escalate as my age progresses.

She would tell me that pain is inevitable. She will be by my side but I have to decide to be strong. She added that society would always tell us that women have the right to be vulnerable.

But, being vulnerable is not a right, it’s just one’s preference. That conviction that my mother possesses made me admire her even more. If not because of her, I wouldn’t learn how to be strong. I am a young Christian woman who is choosing to believe that amidst all this emotional bumps, I am left with choices.

And just like our earthly mother, God, wanted to showcase a kind of love that teaches young women like me to be as tough as we can possibly be.

I felt and realized that God permitted collisions, not to punish us but for us to know and learn who to depend upon. Not our mom, not our dad nor our best friends. But ultimately, to lean on ourselves and on Him.

In Exodus 5:1 , God told Moses to tell Pharaoh, “Let my people go..” It doesn’t mean that God is abandoning his people. It means that, we have to go out there, learn and be tough. God wouldn’t have presented us with anything if He had not already given us everything we need to handle whatever comes our way.

There may be times when we will be needing help, but we must not let someone do for us what we can do for ourselves, don’t become too dependent on others, be your own kind of hero.

I figured, these are the sources of our pains..

When someone hurts us –

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” – Psalm 147:3

Loneliness, rejection, guilt, loss, trauma, failure. All these lead to pain.

But God promised that He will bind up our wounds. Life is filled with emotional bumps. Constantly talking about it only demonstrates a lack of faith in God’s promise. When you talk about your pains and hurts all the time, you tend to magnify it. What we have to do instead is while we wait on God, let’s believe that we will recover and start to rebuild our self-worth.

When we think we’re getting left behind – He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority” – Acts 1:7 Timing, seasons… This is the reason why there is no point of comparing ourselves to others, we have to understand that God has a divine assignment and seasons for our lives.

We must learn how to confront the future with calm confidence. Fight pessimism ! When people tease us, trying to make us feel inadequate, reframe things so that we can see their attacks as motivational fuel for our own self-improvement.

When we feel nothing’s going right – “But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

It is all the more you must continuously seek God. These circumstances are temporary but the fortitude that we will develop along the way is the key to move forward along the right path. You may feel all of the above at the same time, but then again just like what our mom says, DECIDE to be strong.

Being strong involves believing that you don’t need your friends to speak for you, you don’t need your parents to drive you on, you don’t need anyone to tell you what to do. You are equipped.

There is no addendum or asterisk to that statement. God has given you wisdom to run your own life, grow up and be anything you want to be. This is your life and you owe it to your truth to be strong and live with it.

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