“It’s fun to be a man!” my husband said. He made this comment yesterday after doing the messy work of unclogging a pipe draining from our pond. I already knew what he meant, but I wanted to hear his explanation and let him know I’m interested in him, so I asked him why. He answered that working outside, getting wet in the rain, running a tractor (and all those crazy things we women just look and shake our heads at) makes him love being a guy!
This got me thinking about what’s “fun” about being a woman. Of course, that will differ from person to person, and yet, inherently, we all have that ‘girl’ in us that comes out. It might be in the way we dress, or curl our hair and put on jewelry, or plant our garden, or love a hug from our guy – but we are definitely feminine at the core.
“It is a naïve sort of feminism that insists that women prove their ability to do all the things that men do. This is a distortion and a travesty. Men have never sought to prove that they can do all the things women can do. Why subject women to purely masculine criteria? Women can and ought to be judged by the criteria of femininity, for it is in their femininity that they participate in the human race. “ Elizabeth Elliott, Let Me Be a Woman
When I grew up, I was way too practical to worry about being feminine, and I hated wearing dresses, and I definitely wasn’t going to let a man tell me what to do or how to do it! But when God got a hold of my heart, He began to change my view of being a woman. It’s taken over 22 years to undo the world’s teaching that being a biblical woman isn’t of value – but I am so grateful that most of that tainted view has been undone!
“You are, Valerie, by the grace of God, a woman. This means you have responsibilities. You are fully a woman, and this means you have privileges. You are only a woman, which means you have limitations. Walt is a man, he is fully a man, and he is only a man. Thanks God for this, and live it to the hilt!“ Elizabeth Elliott, Let Me Be A Woman (written to her daughter)
I think it’s “fun” to be a woman! Let me count the ways ….
- I love learning more and more about God’s design for women each time I study His Word.
- I enjoy being the gal who is still ‘ogled’ by my husband!
- I’m grateful that words come so easily to me – definitely a feminine quality :o)
- I feel, oh so, pretty in my feminine skirts and outfits.
- I relish the effects of my femininity on my husband. When I respect and honor him as the man he is, I see him become the man I always wanted!
- I absolutely love cuddling a baby, or giving a hug to a hurt child.
- Having my son wake me so I could snuggle his week old daughter!
- I treasure teaching my children about the trials and joys of life.
- I feel more beautiful when I put on make-up and earrings.
- I could bask all day in the beauty and scent of flowers.
- There’s just something about coming up from the garden with a basket of veggies!
- The pleasure of great conversation with a trusted friend.
- This list could go on, and on……..!
Take time to consider ways you feel fulfilled being a woman. Please share them with us!
Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Proverbs 31:30
….encourage the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be sensible, pure, workers at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the word of God will not be dishonored. Titus 2:4