Daily Gratitude Year 5-Day 85: Today... I am grateful to belong.
If anyone was ever confused on the matter... sometimes it is hard to be girl. Especially a teenage girl.
While culture often praises men for taking new roads, being unique and original thinkers, traditionally, it is not the same for women. Men are "the doers" and female roles are more about "the be".
We were created for "the be"... to be in relationship. For most women, to be lonely can be a real a struggle. Some will sacrifice much to be included or feel they belong.
Now... before anyone is in a huff... hear me out. I think equal pay for equal work is fair. There is integrity in that kind of pay scale, but there will always... by God's amazing design... be differences between men and women.
Communication experts report that women want to talk about a problem or struggle and feel heard... while men want a plan and a solution to fix it. Sometimes... just "venting" is enough to give a girl a deep breath.
God created us equal but different. Yes, we are programmed differently. We are built differently. We are by nature's design... softer, padded in spots and not as physically strong; that does not make us weak. Historically... men go to war... but women who rebuild. Culture tells us that we are emotionally weak... history proves, that is not true.
Shakespeare said: "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned."
Solomon said: "Strength and dignity are her clothing" Proverbs 31:25
We forget to whom we belong and buy the messages in the media. Strength and dignity are powerful.
While digging for scripture...this one popped up as my verse for the day.