Don't laugh -- it's true!
We are called to be HOT woman!
Owned and operated by God
Tailor-made and designed with a purpose
Being holy: When we recognize that God has called us, through Christ, to holiness – to be set apart for Himself – then we understand that we are going to think differently than the world around us thinks. In fact, that’s the way it’s supposed to be! (After all, Jesus called us to go into the world but not to be part of it.) God’s ways are not like man’s ways, so the closer we get to being like our Father, the more our ways are not going to be like the world’s ways, and we have to expect that that’s going to feel a little uncomfortable sometimes. (Duh! But somehow, knowing that ahead of time helps.)
Being owned and operated by God: There’s a song I love that says, “In his hands, there’s only safety . . . nothing there can touch me except Him.” When we recognize that we are held securely by the Lord of the Universe and that we operate under His leadership and protection, we are freed from the fears that might otherwise keep us from being the women we’ve been designed to be.
Being tailor-made and designed with a purpose: Learning to embrace the woman God designed us to be – flaws and all – is one of the hardest things for us to do. Our human nature wants to be thinner or shapelier, taller or shorter, blonder (or at least less gray), younger, more talented, more gifted . . . the list could go on and on. The bottom line is that we will never run our own race as long as we allow our pace to be slowed by focusing on the other runners. Hebrews 12:1 says, “. . . let us throw off everything that hinders . . . and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us [italics mine].” (Note: We are not called to run someone else’s race!) Paul also writes, “I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me” (Phil. 3:12b) and, “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10) Each of us was created for a purpose, but we will never fulfill that purpose until we embrace the manner in which we were individually, uniquely designed to fulfill that purpose.
Knowing we are a HOT players – HOT women –affects how we respond to the cards in our hand – our relationships, our circumstances, and our dark places – because a HOT woman develops a God-perspective on how she views the people in her life, as well as what’s happening in her life. And it is, therefore, the HOT “ME” who is able to play her hand out through the rest of the game: The good, the bad, and even the downright ugly. (And girlfriend, I know we’ve all lived long enough to have had some ugly in our hands!)
Here's to HOT women!
Grinning in the heat!
PS To you fine women who've left comments on my last couple of posts: For some reason my blog is acting really weird, and I can't get to your comments to comment on your comments! (Did anybody get that?) But thanks so much for dropping in and leaving me some words! (Love me some words!) Thanks especially, Nola and Leslie! Lets hope THIS post acts right!