You will find many websites, books, and blogs, geared toward women, that will tell you how amazing you are, that you are enough and will fill you with affirmation after affirmation. This is great if you are self-seeking, inward thinking and driven by the influence of society. Following the latest and hippest influencer is exciting for many and makes one feel like they are part of the “in-crowd”.
But is that really what should be our focus?
Following Jesus can be a lonely place. Especially when the world is going another direction and we see other women following the popularity driven “christianity” (I hesitate calling it that) instead of historical Biblical Christianity. Morals and values become skewed because it doesn’t sound awful anymore. Sins seem not so sinful and become acceptable and to not accept the sin means you are filled with hate. Listen friend, love doesn’t always feel warm and fuzzy. Love can be painful but only for our betterment. Love isn’t always what we want to hear. Love is nails driven through flesh on a cross. Love can be risky.
Conversations, blog posts and motivational speaking events that end with a pretty bow on top and have pretty graphics or trendy aesthetics are not what will win people to Jesus. I’m sure you are familiar with the phrase, “all that glitters is not gold”. In fact, a lot of what looks so appealing is equivalent to fools gold. It would behoove us all, dear Christian women, to put on the armor of discernment in a world that is filled with manipulation and deceit.
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.1 Peter 5:8-11 (ESV)
What can you expect from this blog and my writing? My prayer is that, by Holy Spirit’s interceding, what is shared will be filled with grace, love and truth. I will not avoid the uncomfortable topics and I will not dance around what the truth. All glory will be given to God as I go head on with the tough and avoided topics while exposing His truth. Because, Christian woman, you are NOT enough… but HE is! Welcome to The Profound Brunette – pursuing God even when it gets uncomfortable.