I am feeling brand new these days. I am a bit more reflective, little less filtered and tame. I am more direct and honest than ever before. I am noticing the fine lines but also noticing the lack of some. I am embracing my 4os. I am finding the looks from a younger generation quite intriguing as I stay committed to keeping myself fit and in shape. I am liking more things about myself and letting myself on the perfectionist wheel. I am more in tune with God and all He is to me. I am more connected to what I am supposed to be doing on this earth. Yes, I am embracing my 40s.
For a lot of years I really didn’t like women in general. I had friends that were women yes but I didn’t like adding new ones to my ‘circle’. It just seemed as if whenever someone new came in we ended up with conflict. I would cringe when my best friend would introduce me to someone new. I’m not the only woman who has ever felt that way. Matter of fact, just yesterday a friend told me God is leading her into women’s ministry and she never wanted to do that. Why is that? Why is it that we have such problems with each other sometimes? Why as women do we say we don’t like women?! Is that we have a problem with ourselves deep down? Is it because we know we can be catty too? Are the concerns about other ladies legitimate? It definitely requires a lot of prayer and soul searching. Ask God to help you examine your heart. Whatever the reason I didn’t like other women, I’m over it now. I am deeply involved in women’s ministry and I am an advocate for women of color entrepreneurs. I know that knowing Jesus is the reason for the change of heart. He can soften the hardest of hearts. His unconditional love and acceptance makes me what to love others. We all have to make our own choices, but I can say my life is richer for having and nurturing relationships with other women. I love sisterhood.
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