Jadi Perempuan Itu…

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Jadi perempuan itu harus berani berkata tidak. Tidak kepaa ketidaknyamanan, ketidak sesuaian dan ketidak sinergisan.

Jadi perempuan itu berani bertindak tegas. Tidak membiarkan dirinya dipermainkan.

Jadi perempuan itu tidak harus selalu mengiyakan sesuatu agar diterima dan dianggap sopan dalam masyarakat ataupun lingkungan pergaulan.

Jadi perempuan itu berani berdiri untuk kebenaran. Tidak mempermainkan dirinya atau dipermainkan oleh orang lain.

Jadi perempuan itu bukan tentang jenis kelamin, tapi bagaimana kehadirannya membawa warna berbeda dan inspirasi kemanapun dirinya melangkahkan kaki.

Jadi perempuan itu indah. Ketika dia mengerti siapa dirinya sendiri. Apa bagian tergelap dari dirinya, menerima bagian itu dan menggunakan bagian itu menjadi senjata ampuh dan kekuatan untuk menghadapi berbagai tantangan yang ada didepannya.

Ketika Berani Melangkah

Dalam hidup ini tidak ada yang abadi. Setuju kan?

Sama halnya juga dengan cinta, karir, persahabatan, dan berbagai hal dalam hidup. pasti ada saat dimana kita harus menutup satu babak dan memulai kembali di bab yang baru. Tidak gampang. Apalagi kalau bab sebelumnya begitu indah, begitu membekas dalam kenangan. Bedeeh.. mau pindah bab aja bisa sampai berbulan-bulan atau bahkan bertahun-tahun.

prinsipnya sederhana. Berani melangkah. Kadang, kita lebih suka terpana dengan hal yg menurut kita sudah indah dimasa lalu. Bila sesuatu berakhir, haruskah dipaksakan untuk dipertahankan? Bila harus move on, kenapa masih harus menyiksa diri bertahan mempertahankan orang yang jelas-jelas meninggalkanmu?

Kepergian seseorang, berakhirnya sebuah mimpi, akhir dari sebuah karir, semua itu kadang digunakan kehidupan untuk membawa kita melompat dalam dimensi baru. Selalu ada kebahagiaan, kesuksesan, semua yang lebih indah daripada masa kini di depan sana. Tugas kita cuman 1: percaya & berani melangkah. Kadang Tuhan harus membungkus kado yang berharga dengan kertas kado yang kusam. Untuk melihat seberapa konsisten, bagaimana sikap kita dalam hidup ini.

Untuk aku pribadi, ada 1 kata yang selalu ngingetin aku untuk terus melangkah maju: all things work together for my good. Mau seburuk, sebaik, semenyebalkan, setraumatis apapun, semuanya itu dipakai Dia untuk membentukku dan membawaku kepada 1 kebaikan demi kebaikan yang lain. Jangan menyerah, teman!

 

The 10 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman

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The 10 Virtues of the Proverbs 31 Woman

1. Faith – A Virtuous Woman serves God with all of her heart, mind, and soul. She seeks His will for her life and follows His ways. (Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 31: 29 – 31, Matthew 22: 37, John 14: 15, Psalm 119: 15

2. Marriage – A Virtuous Woman respects her husband. She does him good all the days of her life. She is trustworthy and a helpmeet. (Proverbs 31: 11- 12, Proverbs 31: 23, Proverbs 31: 28, 1 Peter 3, Ephesians 5, Genesis2: 18)

3.  Mothering – A Virtuous Woman teaches her children the ways of her Father in heaven. She nurtures her children with the love of Christ, disciplines them with care and wisdom, and trains them in the way they should go. (Proverbs 31: 28, Proverbs 31: 26, Proverbs 22: 6, Deuteronomy 6, Luke 18: 16)

4. Health – A Virtuous Woman cares for her body. She prepares healthy food for her family. (Proverbs 31: 14 – 15, Proverbs 31: 17, 1 Corinthians 6: 19, Genesis 1: 29, Daniel 1, Leviticus 11)

5. Service – A Virtuous Woman serves her husband, her family, her friends, and her neighbors with a gentle and loving spirit. She is charitable. (Proverbs 31: 12, Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20, 1 Corinthians 13: 13)

6. Finances – A Virtuous Woman seeks her husband’s approval before making purchases and spends money wisely. She is careful to purchase quality items which her family needs. (Proverbs 31: 14, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 18, 1 Timothy 6: 10, Ephesians 5: 23, Deuteronomy 14: 22, Numbers 18: 26)

7.  Industry – A Virtuous Woman works willingly with her hands. She sings praises to God and does not grumble while completing her tasks. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 16, Proverbs 31: 24, Proverbs 31: 31, Philippians 2: 14)

8. Homemaking – A Virtuous Woman is a homemaker. She creates an inviting atmosphere of warmth and love for her family and guests. She uses hospitality to minister to those around her. (Proverbs 31: 15, Proverbs 31: 20 – 22, Proverbs 31: 27, Titus 2: 5, 1 Peter 4: 9, Hebrews 13: 2)

9. Time – A Virtuous Woman uses her time wisely. She works diligently to complete her daily tasks. She does not spend time dwelling on those things that do not please the Lord. (Proverbs 31: 13, Proverbs 31: 19, Proverbs 31: 27, Ecclesiastes 3, Proverbs 16: 9, Philippians 4:8 )

10. Beauty – A Virtuous Woman is a woman of worth and beauty. She has the inner beauty that only comes from Christ. She uses her creativity and sense of style to create beauty in her life and the lives of her loved ones. (Proverbs 31: 10Proverbs 31: 21 – 22, Proverbs 31: 24 -25, Isaiah 61: 10, 1 Timothy 2: 9, 1 Peter 3: 1 – 6)

Lowest Point

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If Joseph had not been sold as a slave by his brothers, he would not have ended up in Potiphar’s house. If he had not been in Potiphar’s house, he would not have been thrown into prison. If he had not been thrown into prison, he would not have interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh’s officers and then be summoned to interpret Pharaoh’s dreams and eventually be promoted to become prime minister over the Egyptian empire.

If you think you are at the lowest point in your life today, God is telling you, “Don’t give up. It isn’t over!” Just like Joseph in the Bible, God can make the lowest point in your life the launching pad for one of His greatest callings.

God Is On Their Side

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“Do not rejoice against me, O my enemy, for though I fall, I will rise again! When I sit in darkness, the Lord himself will be my Light.” (Micah 7:8)

Holy warriors for God never quit. Every warrior experiences setbacks and challenges, but the fact that God is on their side means that nothing on earth can hold them down. With God’s strength and support, you can become an unstoppable holy warrior who is victorious in every spiritual battle. That’s because when it comes to warriors, failure is never the final ending. God has guaranteed victory for those who live right in His name. Today, will you refuse to lose to the enemy? Will you rise up and reach a whole new level of abundant living? Live victoriously today; that’s what God has called you to do!

Dear Future Me

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Dear Future Me, 

I hope that today you are the person you always set out to be. I hope you accomplished everything that they said you could never do. How many lives do you change in a day? Do you speak out for what is right, or sit there regretting your silence? I hope you are what I’m not. I hope you speak out with such a voice that everyone around you can hear it even when you aren’t speaking. I want you to have power in the way you speak- giving light into someone’s world filled with darkness. I hope you live as if you are the only one capable of making a difference, and embracing that ability in the best way possible. You don’t need to have your name written in the text of a history book, but you need to live to make your words give life to the ones who thought they didn’t deserve one. When you read this letter, I hope you are somewhere where all of you previous goals can be made accomplishments.

I hope you still remember your past, and pass on your story to those who need to hear it most- to show them that they are not alone. I hope you achieved that brighter, happier life you used to daydream about when you were younger. I hope all of your dreams became your reality, and I hope that eventually your nightmares dissolved into the depths of your past- never haunting you again. I hope that you one day took off the mask that hid the truth. That you broke down the barriers you built, and learned to trust someone- really trust them- somewhere along your journey. I hope that you look in the mirror with a small, true smile and be proud of what you see. I hope that you learned to break through the surface of the water drowning you- anxiety.

I hope that you now see the world from a whole new perspective, and learned to enjoy the sun more than the rain.. Most of all, I hope you learned to speak. To speak in such a voice that must be heard; a voice that embroiders your words onto a heart that needed them most. I hope you are happy, and teach ones who are like the old you to be happy as well. I hope that today you are the person you always set out to be.

Sincerely,
Your Past