When a woman is in her rightful position; she is also in spiritual position to be found by the man which God intends for her.
In the scriptures the lineage of Christ traces back to a young woman called Ruth. If you are not familiar with the story I encourage you to go and read it. The KEY to the story of Ruth is; that in spite of hardship and tragedy you still have the ability to be blessed in the end. Jeremiah 29:11 states that the thoughts (HIS PLANS) of God are toward us and will give us an expected end (HE GIVES US HOPE). Basically, this means we go through a process OF LIVING OUR LIVES; but our lives have already been WRITTEN and the GOAL IS TO GET ON THE SAME PAGE AS GOD. Sis this can only happen when you have a relationship with Him first.
The problem is so many of us focus on a man rather than focusing on God. To truly build/create something you need to focus on the assignment or instructions. For example, if you are building a model plane it would not be wise to try and spread all the pieces in an area where the smaller parts can be lost or stepped on. A proper location would be a table free of clutter and have all your tools available for easy access. Here’s a better example, would you go to a manicurist who operated out of a ship loading dock? I think not because you want the manicurist to have a location that is clean, sterilized and the reality is you want to relax a bit while you are catered to. Well sis, a man wants to be catered to too…lol…but that’s another topic but I think you understand where we are headed with this thought process.
Ruth experienced tremendous loss but decided to follow behind her mother-in-law (Naomi) to a country that was NOT familiar to her. That alone is a lesson that all of us can adhere to; for we receive blessings when we come out of our comfort zone to try something new. Ruth then found favor with Boaz because he was part of her mother-in-law’s family BUT SHE HAD TO WORK WITH HER HANDS.
Another important lesson that we learn from Ruth was her ability to be submissive to her mother-in-law even when her husband passed away. Can you say OUCH because I KNOW many of us would have an issue right there – hmm…include me in that number too…LOL. Let me elaborate, I believe one should respect their mother-in-law; but for many that is a problem because most mother’s have difficulty in letting their sons go and accepting the wife they have chosen. So imagine that man you married is now dead and you are still taking instructions from his mother. However, in this particular case based on the scripture we can state that apparently they had a good relationship for Naomi was clearly looking out for Ruth.
Yet beyond all that I believe that building with your hands leads to character influence. Character is what you do when life’s audience is NOT WATCHING YOU. Character is who you are in spite of outside influences be they healthy or disruptive. Character is the core of who you are when life sends curve balls your way. Here’s what I mean – many of us have suffered at the hands of others who have hurt, stopped loving or molested us; and we had a choice to turn and do the same to others OR chose to try and work through our own issues; and receive our healing and make a stand against those who have chosen to NOT do right. We found our motivation in succeeding rather than quitting.
See sis, a man in a certain position himself is seeking someone of the same character and design. I am not referring to position in regards to money; but the ability to build a life with him. If a woman’s design was to meet a man’s needs – i.e. his help meet then he seeks someone who’s spirit (character) is familiar to him. I remember one of my bro’s once said to me, “I’ll know her because I can smell her”. In essence what he was saying was “I’ll know her by her scent”. Sis, he wasn’t talking about her physical scent but her spirit. I am quite aware that a man can identify a certain type of woman and either he will build her up or tear her down based on his own personal needs, desires or inadequacies.
One final thing I want to make mention of when it came to Ruth – she did not request a certain type of man. She clearly placed her faith in her mother-in-law to assist her with what was needed. In fact, the scriptures didn’t state Ruth was ‘LOOKING’ at all; it was her mother-in-law’s idea to replace the loss of her husband and her son. Thus this ties into our concept of building hence, if you are building you can’t be looking.
So love, I just wanted to leave some seeds of growth in your spirit today. Let’s recap:
- BE TEACHABLE AS A WOMAN – A NUGGET OF INFORMATION MIGHT COME YOUR WAY FROM SOMEONE YOUNGER THAN YOU
- MEN ARE GREAT CARRIERS OF INFORMATION ABOUT WOMEN
- FOCUS ON BUILDING – – NOT A MAN
- BUILDING WILL GET YOU INTO POSITION FOR A CERTAIN TYPE OF MAN
- WORK WITH YOUR HANDS – BUILD YOUR CHARACTER — BUILDING WITH YOUR HANDS LEADS TO CHARACTER
- BEING UNCOMFORTABLE OFTEN TRANSLATES INTO A BLESSING
- MEN OF A CERTAIN CALIBER ARE SEEKING THE SAME
♥ changes everything.