I Am Not A Feminist

I Am Not A Feminist

And why I am not for the modern feminism movement.

I am proud of being a lady. I am glad that women have the right to vote. I think men and women are created equally. And yet, I am not a feminist and do not wish to be associated as one.

The modern feminism movement has associated "created equally" with being the same. God created men and women in His image and says that we are all one in Christ (Galatians 3:28). This does not mean that we are the same. Men and women have different roles; this is why men and women are not identical and why we should not try to be. It is amazing that women can give birth (1 Corinthians 11:12), it is a miracle that happens everyday. Men are blessed with the role of authority. This does not mean that women are inferior to men, but that they should respect men in authority. Men do not try to take our roles and we should not try to take theirs. We are biologically created uniquely and we should not wish to change that, but be glad that God gave man a partner (woman).

This brings me to my next point that modern feminism does not create peace and unity, but strife and confusion. The modern feminism movement has created a group of women that think they need to go against men. Women can want equal rights, but should not go about it by trying to bring down men. This creates a culture of disrespect. This movement has also created strife between women. The rise of gender equality was originally created for political and occupational equality, not to attack the opposite gender, and especially not to attack women who have differing views. I saw this picture the other day and was surprised by the way equal rights has turned into an exclusive group.

We need to stop attacking people with different views. Advocate for your political and occupational rights without bringing others down. Creating change should not create individuals who discriminate in order to get what they want.

So many times we hear that women need to get out of the house and get a job and not let a man have authority over them. But I think that women should have the freedom to make their own choices without being judged and looked down upon because this is what the beginning founders of women’s rights would want. I want to be a stay-at-home mom and I want to submit to my husband (Colossians 3:18). Just because I want to work in the home does not mean that I am not taking advantage of the rights of women, but that I am exercising my freedom as a human. We should focus less on women versus men, or even women versus women, but the beauty in human life and our natural born rights. It’s amazing that God created man and woman in His image, but that He wanted them to have different positions in this world.

May we learn to be grateful that God created man and woman differently and that we have different roles and abilities that we should appreciate. I am glad that I am a woman/lady/female, but I do not want to be called a modern feminist. I don’t want to support the rise of one gender over another or the idea that women should not be pleased with their role.

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He Changed Everything.

My soul is richer & my heart is fuller 

Sept 2013 I found myself writing to an evangelist Jennifer Beckham looking for more, looking for answers cause at the time I was in a dark place, and stuck no matter what I did. She wrote back! I cried as I read her respond. She sent me scriptures of who god is and what he wants for us. God says we are more than conquers and endurance develops strength and character. She encouraged me that I was on the right track. Not to give up and she would be praying for me. I saw Jennifer Beckham at a conference that year. I don't remember what she specifically talked about but I remember the feeling. The feeling of wanting to burst out crying, I could feel my eyes being filled with tears, and my heart racing but I wouldn't let out the tears. My pride was too big. I wanted to be strong so I did my best to hold it all in, and I did. At this conference they offered the audience who wanted to go up for prayer and dedicate their life to Jesus Christ. Surprisingly I went up, but I went up with other people that were seeking out salvation. I wasn’t sure if I was going up to support the other people or if it was truly for me. I was confused, even though I said the prayer. I became more confused as the days went on and I wasn't feeling a difference in my life. Nothing was changing. I started reading the bible and many books, listening to sermons, and surrounding myself with positive people. I gave my life to Jesus, but I didn't feel like I was set FREE! I continued feeling empty, lost, broken, guilty, and hurt from the past. There were so many days where I just wanted to give up. Almost felt pointless to fight for my life. At this point in my life I didn't know God very much, but I had just a little bit of faith. My faith was a big as a mustard seed and God took care of the rest. Day by day, year by year I started noticing my life changing. I noticed I was changing. I started feeling happy with who I was and where I was in life. I no longer questioned God about the things that happened to me. In my heart I was ok with the wounds, the hardships, and trials from the past because I now understood those wounds and trials. I realized I was SET FREE! not perfect but set free. I started understanding who I was as a child of our heavenly father. Now it’s Jan 2018 and I’m in awe of who I am and where I am in life, all because of Jesus. His so faithful! I think of the favor, the grace, his mercy, his love, his joy and blessing that he gives me even when I’m undeserving of it, it’s overwhelming. He has never left me nor forsake me. I can say Jesus you changed everything and my heart so forever thankful. 

Today, I encourage you like Jennifer Beckham encouraged me. Keep going and don't give up. No matter what your past looks like believe in your heart that you were created for greatness. Don't let your past determine your future, be the change you want in your life. You have it in you. There is so much more to life, don't miss out on it. It's time to take back your happiness, love, joy, freedom and so much more. It's time to take back EVERYTHING the enemy has taken from you. God has made you an overcomer. I speak it right now, that you will be victorious in 2018 and the years to come. Remember, God loves you! 

Psalm 136:26 (AMP) O give thanks to the God of heaven, for his mercy and loving-kindness endures forever!

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