Category Archives: Pride
So, yeah, let’s talk about it….
So I usually never write articles based on Social Media, gossip, or celebrity “Things” But coincidentally I was going to talk about role models and this cover happened to come up. Yeah, it’s a lot going on here. Most women are looking to be successful, beautiful, and definitely admired by others, but do these things line up with the Word of God and who The Lord really wants us to be?
I’m asking because, some young teenager is going to pick this magazine up, and say “Yeah, these are my role models” and honestly us as women have to start to give as much as we can back to the younger generation to show them differently. Especially if we are Women of God.
We spend countless hours watching these women, and honestly I can’t lie and say that I don’t have an opinion about the four of them based on their “Reality Celebrity persona”, but what are we as women in society doing or showing our younger generation of women that throwing plates at someone when your angry, or saying whatever you want to say anytime you want to say it, is wrong?
The point of this article is definitely not to “Bash” these women, because after all, they are God’s children, and everyone has the opportunity to turn from their ways and become better people, but my call is really to us as women of virtue, to increase our place in the life of at least one teenager who could be negatively affected by reality television, radio, music, or internet programs that degrade or disrespect women.
What alternative are we giving our girl teens? What are we doing to make a difference? Complaining about negativity never got us anywhere, but actually doing something about it, can change the world.
Our young girls should be focusing on their Virtue:
Virtue: is moral excellence. A virtue is a positive trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristicsvalued as promoting collective and individual greatness.
Modesty: Behavior, manner, or appearance intended to avoid impropriety or indecency
In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; ( 1 Timothy 2:9).
Love:s an emotion of a strong affection and personal attachment. Love is also a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection —”the unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another”
Romans 13:8 Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
Bottom line; We could bash these women and talk trash about them all day, but as women of faith, our job is to speak love, grace, and convey the traits of a virtuous woman. Show the younger ones in your life how to live this life for Christ, to live with and for your purpose, and most importantly, that this life is not about us, but about helping others learn who they are, and helping them to reach their goals.
Be the positive influence you want to see on television, because if we don’t start somewhere, it may never come.
Love you guys,
The highway of the upright is to depart from evil;
He who keeps his way preserves his soul.
18 Pride goes before destruction,
And a haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly,
Than to divide the spoil with the proud. Proverbs 16: 17-19
Pride is a dangerous issue that a lot of people deal with. Have you ever asked yourself “Do I deal with Pride” or “Am I a prideful person?” The bible says pride comes before a fall, and it makes so much sense to me. We all have to look within ourselves and determine whether or not this is an issue that could possibly destroy our lifestyle, our relationships, or even us completely fulfilling our purpose.
If had not been for God we would not be where we are today. Sometimes we take for granted where we are in our lives, and we truly don’t appreicate all the blessings God has given us, but this attitude is wrong. We must always have a humble attitude, and remember that God loves us, and even though we may not have everything we want, God has provided us with everything we need.
This is a great quote from an article I found online discussing pride “Why is pride so sinful? Pride is giving ourselves the credit for something that God has accomplished. Pride is taking the glory that belongs to God alone and keeping it for ourselves. Pride is essentially self-worship. Anything we accomplish in this world would not have been possible were it not for God enabling and sustaining us. “What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?” (1 Corinthians 4:7). That is why we give God the glory—He alone deserves it.” http://www.gotquestions.org/pride-Bible.html
God has saved us from Eternal damnation, he has kept us from all hurt, harm, and danger, seen and unseen. He is our Protector, the lover of our soul, and the one who wakes us up every morning. Pride has no place in our hearts or in our minds. If you struggle with pride, ask God to remove it, it may take time, but he will. He loves you, and I do too!