Happy International Women's Day. Like some of you, I struggle with feminism. Women should have the same rights as men, but we have a uniqueness about us that should be embraced. If we agree that we are all equal in God's eyes and that human kind needs to work toward that principle, then what can we do to make the world a better place as women?
We can start with our abilities and talents as women.
1. Speak a Kind Word
Women like to talk. Are your words helpful and encouraging? We all step up on our soap box and vent every once in a while. That's human. When you take a look at your day, did you speak life? Did you encourage someone? When you pass by a lady on the street tell her how great she looks today. Tell your children you are proud of them. Call your girlfriends and tell them how much they mean to you. Just a smile or a kind word can change a person's perspective on life.
2. Unconditional Love
The Urban Dictionary defines unconditional love as, "To love somebody with no conditions or circumstances: to love completely." When we look at love as something with no strings attached, the world becomes a much better place. There is no comparison. The people around us don't seem so annoying. Loving without hesitation takes practice, but we can all work on it together. Have you experienced unconditional love? If not, start showing it. You'll be surprised when you give love without conditions how much love is given in return.
3. Stand Up for the Weak
Some one around you doesn't have a voice. If you see a child or another person who cannot help themselves, speak up. They may not know how to ask for help. A child may be in an abusive situation. If you turn your back and do nothing, you leave a person without a voice. Step in and be the good that people need to see. Be encouraged! Being bold! Speak up for those who have no voice, and it will give them strength to go on.
I saved the best for last. God is in control. Bring all your concerns, requests, and praises to Him. As women, we bare burdens we were never meant to carry. Pray and give it to God. Pray for our nation, your family, friends, job, and your daily life. God has a plan for every woman. If we seek him first, we will make the world a better place.
Doing the small things make a huge impact. I need a reminder every once in a while, too.
How are you celebrating International Women's Day?