Saturday, October 3, 2009

Its Tough Being A Woman....

I just finished the first two weeks of a new bible study I am participating in for the year. The Bible Study is by Beth Moore (love her, love her) and follows the book of Esther. The title is its tough being a woman. So far it has dealt with a lot of issues that are relative to my own life such as, obedience, respect in my marriage, comparing traits between women (physical or otherwise), etc. This first chapter actually focus on a specific scenario, Its tough being a woman in another womans shadow. Bold statement I know! It was interesting to hear other women in my group struggle with the same things I do and it was also interesting to hear and think about how much women measure their own worth and description based on another woman's gift or qualities.

The last year and a half have come with a lot of learning for me on this subject which makes it even better that I am involved in this study. I have noticed even more lately from being so involved in Elliots school with other Moms that God has given each of us different gifts and qualities. But instead of feeling like I am less I just realize I am different and I am so glad there are other moms around to do the things that I am not good at. It is so fun to sit in a room with 10 other moms and here all of their ideas and be inspired by what they are able to accomplish. I love it.

The last thing that I am learning and finally realizing I am ok with- By nature I am a clumsy, cluttered, emotional, totally broken and sometimes stubborn red-headed women. But its pretty amazing that with God I can overcome most of these things:) And the more amazing part is he still uses me.

The last line of the last page of the study this week was- God builds a woman she'd never otherwise become.

4 comments:

Jeff and Andrea Ashmore Family said...

You are an amazing woman/mom and I am thankful to be your friend. We had a great time on Friday...let's do it again soon!

Bonnie K said...

Yes, it's a good thing you can overcome your readheaded-ness. ;-) Love this post. I think it's so important to be okay with all the "flaws"... I think we are best when we are broken and we, as women, were created to be emotional, to express. And I think clumsy is cool. You are great!

3 little and 2 big liks said...

we just started studying this one too! looking forward to what God will teach me! believe me, there's LOTS to learn.

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Hey Jessica, I too am doing this study and LOVING it! So applicable and teaches such wonderful God truths.

Glad your blog is public again...I couldn't figure out how to log in!