12 Extraordinary Women – Eve

Rewind 20 years.

If someone was to ask me “How do you imagine life in 2017?”- my answer would probably consist of something along the lines of flying cars and trips to the moon first class.

Fast forward 20 years.

2017 consists of a generation filled with insecure women who have completely lost their sense of identity.

Shortly after nose-picking and playing freeze tag, free-spirited, preteen girls were convinced that the only way to get a man was through their beauty.

Somewhere, someone told us that men are primarily physical beings. So it didn’t really matter how Christ-like or happy you were. It didn’t matter hard you make him laugh or how good you made him feel- he was always going to pick the pretty girl.

So between now and elementary school-  women all over the world have changed ,rewired, and adapted to this disposition.

Beauty first. Everything else second.

Ladies, I’m going to be honest, this whole operation has messed us up and the superficial stuff has got to go. Eve’s method of keeping her husband had nothing to do with her external. As a matter of fact, not once are Eve’s measurements, hair color, or red bottoms mentioned in scripture.

Why? BECAUSE ITS IRRELEVANT.

2017 has brought in a generation of women who have no idea what they have to offer apart from perfect selfies and lip-kits. It’s an epidemic.

Society is filled with women secretly competing and comparing with the next woman because they just don’t know who they are and what they have to offer.

Adam adored Eve and his reasoning had nothing to do with the superficial. She just complimented him. She was bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh. (Genesis 2:23)  Her very essence was enough. Scripture tells us nothing about the way she looked or what she wore because it wasn’t a determining factor when it came to Adam choosing His wife.

So here’s my challenge to you.

Embrace who YOU are. Your talents, your quirkiness, your passions, your humor, your love for the Lord – “it’s bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh” to someone! But if you continue to try and alter your blueprint to replicate the next woman – things will get chaotic. Insecurities will kick in, identity will get lost, and your value will get displaced.

Praying for you,

 

22 thoughts on “12 Extraordinary Women – Eve

  1. Her very essence was enough….
    the GREATEST take away.
    Even the strongest and seemingly most put together have to remind our self’s that we are enough…

    1. Girl! When we read this at the study it BLEW MY MIND AWAY! Much love LaDeia! Let’s catch up this week!

  2. I love this!! I often struggle with being a Christian and being too much of the world. I’m in a healthy relationship now and my man respects me like Eve. As you said, it’s not the material things that matter but everything else. I think it’s so important to share these type of messages with young girls because they grow up into the next generation of women

    1. Thanks Kay! I know this helped me through a lot as far as my insecurities. Sometimes we try so hard to be like someone else – when Adam is like… I LOVE YOU FOR YOU!!

  3. This is such a great reminder of why we as women and even men have to create inner beauty. We are more than just our outward appearance. I totally loved this post.

    1. Absolutely Lyndel! I think it’s a solid reminder especially because it’s easy to get lost in the sea of beautiful faces and vanity.

  4. OMGosh! I love this! You are so right! Women have been misled and misinformed. Sadly in our community, we focus on things that are totally irrelevant before focusing on what’s more important: God, internal beauty and self worth. I hope that we can get our young girls, older women, and even ourselves back to a place of virtue and appreciation of our God-given identity!

  5. I could not agree more! As women we have to know what we bring to the table and see ourselves as God sees us.This work is necessary before entering any relationship of substance.

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