DOING WHAT WE CAN, AS WOMEN

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Psalm 144:12 And our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.
As women, we are constantly tempted to focus on what we cannot do or how we struggle to do certain tasks. But there is something that we can do when we know what is our identity in Christ.
We as daughters young or old, single or married, raising a family with the spouse, caring for children and caring for aging parents, working at home or outside – have many roles and many stages in our lives.
Balancing all of them are diffi cult but can be learnt. It starts with accepting who we are and the current roles we play.
Let us remember that we are daughters of the King. Whatever our life circumstances,
whatever roles we play, the most basic premise of our lives is that we are loved, cherished, prized and cared for by the Lord. All of us need to fi nd ourselves fi rst in Christ.
Until we feel whole and accepted and secure in Christ we will be susceptible to the whims, opinions and desires of others for our lives. The role we fi ll today is to be the place where we serve God and we can find our joy and purpose with Him in that role.
Jesus accepts the loving service and gentleness of his daughters. God has not put us in our place for ourselves. He has put us there to serve Him. The encouragement that God gives us is to do good and to serve God and his Kingdom. It needs courage. God does not look at us like other people view us. He looks at us with varied gifts and abilities which we can accomplish. As women, we can create our own fields to work for God; taking opportunities bring fruit of love, joy and peace.
This is the sweet aroma for our God – a thanks giving offering to His presence.

As the Word of God says, we can say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Phil 4:13)
As Jesus said about the woman, “Leave her alone, she has done a beautiful thing to me. She did what she could.” (Mk 14: 6, 8), let us strive to do our best with cheerfulness and with grateful hearts.
Angeline Arul Manohar

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