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The 21st Century Woman

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In the society I was raised in, a woman’s worth is mostly defined by marriage or motherhood and even while single it is revolved around preparing her for it. Don’t get me wrong, I am all for marriage but I strive to be a woman who finds their worth in God first (it is a struggle for sure). The only way to know yourself better is asking the one who created you; He helps you become a better person for yourself  and others.

Who She ought to be?

The 21st century woman should aspire to be is first and most importantly, godly, I know it sounds cliché but it is the truth. With God being the foundation of your  life, this consciousness  places everything else in perspective. In Psalms 46:5,It says

‘God is within her she will not fail; God will help her at the break of day’ 

this means once you accept Christ and He dwells within you, all that you put your hand to do will flourish even  trials & tribulations work together for your good. Undoubtedly, there is peace in knowing God and deriving your worth from Him.  It makes you understand that; yes you are flawed but He teaches you not dwell on your mperfections but chase perfection in Christ. Fearing and trusting in God brings about self-confidence and peace in knowing that there’s someone greater watching over you.

Ultimately, the relationship you build with God sets the tone all other relationships and although failure, sadness and heartbreak may come Proverbs 31:25 says,

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”

You are secured of your future, God’s strength surrounds and revive you.

Who is SHE?

21st century woman is selfless; she thinks about how to help others in any way that she can, because again she is Christ-like. She is genuinely supportive of other people’s dreams and purpose and not secretly filled with jealousy.

In the past, I would see other woman as my rivals especially if they were doing what I was doing. As a 21st century woman striving to be like Christ, I understood the important of uniqueness and how greater things happen when women support each other. This mentality births contentment and gains inspiration. Don’t expect or hate others if they don’t give you the support you expect. You don’t do it for them, you do it for yourself and God.

She is Disciplined

Discipline and consistency are traits of 21st century woman, there is no way you will succeed at anything if you lack discipline, you can have the best ideas but if you don’t constantly persevere in executing it, the vision will be a dream. She knows that no matter how she prays, if she doesn’t take action and stay focused nothing will work. She depends on God for her strength and grace to do the things she has been called to do.

This is one trait I struggled with a lot, accepting criticisms and being teachable. God is constantly teaching us to be more like Him, and we have to be opened to receiving corrections and pruning through others and also being sensitive to the voice of the Lord. That’s the only way we can learn and grow. I was so sure that I was the most talented person on this earth, lol and that’s pride. Even the bible says in proverbs 16:18 that

‘pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall’.

When you set out to do something, be opened to criticism from people who are experienced in that field or trusted friends. There is so much we need to learn from each other but you need to be open minded (not everyone advice is good advice so watch out for those too 😁).

I will leave you beautiful people with a verse from Joshua that says,

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go”.

God is not a wicked God, He is watching every step you take, and will guide if you let Him. Be the one who sees the good in people and bring light and joy into every room you walk into. Be strong and confident but also humble, be the 21st century woman you wish to see.

Stay awesome! Lots of love,
Stephanie(sefakor.com)

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