Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It's Tough Being a Woman

The Lord made it clear to me in the Spring that I was going to begin a fast from blogging. I thought He meant just from my blog, but He made it clear that I was to abstain from reading, commenting, etc. I love the blogs that I follow but I was spending more time in the blog world and less time with Jesus. So He saw to it that I got my priorities back in order.

I was also able to spend lots of time with my sweet children this Summer. We are now officially empty nesters. I miss them terribly, but I am excited about this new chapter in all of our lives.

Last week I began Beth Moore's Bible Study on Esther. I have enjoyed it so much already and I've only just begun. But it got me thinking about all of the hats we as women have to wear. And it is tough being a woman.

But I think the hardest thing about being a woman is other women. We tend to measure ourselves by the yardstick of others. At least I do. We compare ourselves to other women. What they wear. How good their children are. What their husbands do or don't do. And like my friend Leah says, "we Christians tend to shoot our wounded". Many times I have needed so badly to share something going on in my life but fear of ridicule or being fodder for gossip has prevented me from doing so. Christian women are some of the first to fire. I am including myself in this.

So, because it's tough to be a woman, let's try extra hard to show compassion to our Christian sisters. We are the body of Christ. Sometimes life can be hard and we need each other.

I'm sorry. I didn't mean for my first post to be so somber. That's what I get for thinking. Thanks for listening to my disjointed ramblings.

Cindy Sig 2


fuzzytop said...

Welcome back sweet friend! I loved the Esther study, and I know you will be blessed. And you're right about Christian women needing to show a bit more compassion, both to Christians and non-Christians.


Leah said...

amen. i have gotten some great comments on my blog as i am posting a different 'it's tough being a woman' statement each week. we talked about the first week's comments at bible study yesterday. great discussion.

miss you much.


Joyce said...

Welcome Back!

Mariel said...

so glad you are back when I am, so I can catch up with you again! I hope you enjoyed your summer!

I just finished doing Esther and LOVED it, the Lord certainly used it to teach me much! It is definately tough being a woman, but praise Jesus with him we are more than victors! He is worth every minute!

I look forward to your new posts...and I LOVE this new look, too!

blessings dear one, Mariel

Sharon said...

Welcome back, Cindy!

Lora said...

Welcome back dear one! You made the best choice! And you are going to be so blessed doing the Esther study! Audra is just starting it at our home.
Blessings to you!

Alene said...

Great to see you! Love your blog.
Blessings girl. Glad you took time for your family.