Over the course of my life, I have learned that being a woman was once a “VERY” powerful thing. While we are still powerful, the flame has burned out a bit. We have and forever will have the ability to do so many things that men cannot. Revelation 12: 1-17 says “And a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant and was crying out in birth pains and the agony of giving birth. And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven diadems. His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and cast them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she bore her child he might devour it. She gave birth to a male child, one who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron, but her child was caught up to God and to his throne” and these very words are quite clear and concise. They shed much light on where and why God positioned us to do the various roles that we do. However, time and change has taken away from the value of our worth. Human society began to contribute to the deterioration of respect that men have for us many decades ago.
As women, we have the ability to reconstruct these negative changes. As visionaries, we have the ability to paint a picture and then breathe life into it. We have can motivate, encourage, and change a situation in ways that perhaps a man may not. As an old saying goes, behind every strong man is a strong woman. We were created to complete “man”. Genesis 2:18 says ” And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a helper suitable for him”. As women we have the magic to connect physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually with man who further validates our power.
I think that sometimes we (as women) underestimate the power we have not only in relationships but in life in general. Perhaps men underestimate our power and question our current purpose for existing. Coincidentally it seems that time has changed overall views of why and what women were designed to do.
I feel that society has tarnished the way men view and treat women. Over time, there has been validation that is OK for men to disrespect and dishonor women. Much of this acceptance is influenced by society. There has been a huge deterioration in society’s values and views of how women and men should treat one another. If you think about it, the success rates for relationships rates have declined drastically. The growth of sin has made us more accepting of the two “D’s”…disrespect and dishonor. And while the burden should not rest solely on our shoulders, it starts with us ladies. We must demand our respect and loyalty from man. We must stop using our sex appeal to buy our temporary ticket to happiness. We should not allow men treat us any less than a “Queen”. We must breathe life into our desires and our needs. We are a product of our (society’s) doing… These negative changes happened over decades and it will take just as long to fix these errors … and the changes start with us…
You must give respect to receive and you must require it, if it is not given.