“Walk worthy of your calling” God tells us. In order to truly do this we have to look at our personal lives and examine them closely. Here we can see where growth and change are necessary.
The Christian woman is young and old, single and married, raising a family with a spouse and as a single parent, caring for children and caring for aging parents, working at home and working in the marketplace. We have many roles and many stages in our lives.
If you are a working woman then you might be looked upon as one who doesn't really love her kids as much as she should. You might be seen as one who only has low quality time and attention left to give your kids. You might be seen as wrongly ambitious, missing the "calling" of a Christian woman and competing with your husband for authority.
If you are a divorced Christian woman, then you might be seen as damaged, unworthy, or inadequate. Others might think that it is your fault and if only you had "(fill in the blank here)" then your marriage would have worked. You may be seen as less fit to serve Christ and His church.
If you are a single Christian woman then you might be looked on as having missed the mark. Maybe it is wondered just what is wrong with you that you can't seem to find a husband. It is hoped that you will marry and have children so that you will be "okay."
If the Lord has called you to leadership, in whatever position or capacity, then your only answer is "yes."
If you are an older Christian woman you might be seen as one who has lost value to contribute, as one that won't understand the world today and the needs in it.
If you are a single mom often others do not understand how difficult life is for you.
Staying at home with the kids is awesome, exhausting, funny, infuriating and that is all before lunch. It is a hard job to be with kids all day as those of you who do it know. But many women who have filled those shoes have raised up godly men and women who have gone on to impact the world in significant ways.
Have you put off your own personal growth while "doing" life? Do you feel as if you are living a life that is not really or fully you? Want more than that?