Sisterhood or Nah?

by - Monday, April 03, 2017

Support or tear down? Encourage or discourage? Compliment or hate on? I am truly passionate about this topic because I am a supportive person. I thrive on encouraging people but we are specifically talking about woman to woman relationships. The time some spend discouraging one another is wasted, because we could have used that precious time that we cannot get back on something more fruitful. Support.

Supporting one another comes from a place of love, Jesus always encourages us that love is the answer and it will never lose its power. Forgive other women for the way they may have treated you now and in the past - love will never lose its power and it is the answer. If someone is treating you or another negatively, pray for them that they will heal from whatever hurt is in them. As the problem is not you, but often the "bully" or "hater". Holding back on encouraging someone in Christ won't add to your blessings, won't make you more beautiful or do you any favours.

Challenge yourself: How can you encourage your sister, in the workplace, Church or any social situation? why do so many women compete with one another instead of uplifting a sister and seeking God to better themselves? Us Christians are not perfect, but the difference with us should be that we seek Jesus in all our ways and lean on Him to make us better. So why are so many in the Church and women's fellowship behaving like "women in the world" to one another? 

Do you find yourself envying, comparing or putting your sister down? even if you do not say anything mean, but think mean thoughts towards your sister, that is bad enough. It all starts in the heart. How can you love your sister and encourage her genuinely if your heart is not clean towards her?

1 John 3:15 Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.

Beautiful and precious daughter of God, you are enough. You are truly known and deeply loved. I pray that God will heal those wounds of insecurity, as the way we treat people is a reflection of us and how we feel inside. Search our hearts oh God and remove any negativity or unchecked things that will not help us grow. May your beautiful daughter reading this know that she is truly enough and trust that you will transform her into a willing vessel, to serve you Father in Heaven. I thank you for the life of whoever reading this, I pray that when they experience the way you love them, they will naturally love and support other women.

Another woman is not your competition because you are created with your unique gifts, to share with others and spread the Gospel. I pray that you get busy with what God has called you to, so that with whatever time you have, you only desire to help one another grow, pointing out strengths and lovingly correcting weaknesses. It is not easy to die to self, but the good news is that we have a Saviour to guide us, who is so so faithful!!!

With all that being said I have been on all ends of the spectrum. I have experienced hate and love and given the same. I am glad that I have now learnt how to encourage others genuinely and am around some supportive women, who have truly helped me. Sometimes something you see as small can bless a sister. So cheers to being obedient to God and doing what He has called us to do, even things like compliments!!!! We are all beautiful. When you know who you are in Christ, you stand on a solid foundation. You have a new confidence and you will only want to extend that love to others <3

1 Peter 4:8-10 Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

Rosemary x

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