Fashion of the woman’s devaluation – ‘How to provide?’
The human being has many needs. It’s obvious that we need health, food, water, a house to stay, work, friends, family, love, care, attention, etc…Each one of us has the right to have all that and much more – the question is, for us to have everything that meet our needs, it’s not enough just to have them…And that’s the root of so much unhappiness.
Many people have it all and still live a bitter and unsatisfied life. It means that these ‘needs’ cannot be everything to make someone really happy.
The Lord Jesus, who is the Creator of true happiness, said the following:
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God”. Matthew 4:4
Many people write to me everyday. Some asking for guidance others showing gratitude, and others even complaining. I appreciate their trust in me and even of those who confess their inner frustrations to me, which, in fact end up being mischievous and harmful comments. If they write to me it’s because I’ve reached them, and that alone gives me a great satisfaction. However some of them don’t recognize the fountain of everything they read here and in my books.
I even understand that, since I was also ignorant about the Word of God for a long time. I would highlight everything, I would read daily, and It would always speak to me, but there were things that were not truly comprehended and, because of that, I lived in frustrations with myself for many years of my life. I knew what the Word of God said, but sometimes, it seems like the knowing and the knowledge are totally opposed to each other. Back then I used to cry a lot, I’d keep with me melancholic diaries, I’d complain about my husband, my son, my appearance, disappointments with friends, in short…I was like a spiritual child. I didn’t know how to use faith neither how to manage it well.
I remember the times I’d pray to God and, at the same time, I’d feel sorry for myself…Oh what an emotional faith, so ridiculous! Today, when I remember those days, I think of how much I’ve changed and grown. I even look younger and more beautiful! And all that is because I made room for the Word of God. I let It mold me and provide to me, and It, on the other hand, fulfilled me in all senses. The interesting is that I’ve already had it all from the list above (love, family, care, attention, house, health, etc…) It means, it is not enough to have everything if the Word of God doesn’t make a difference in your life.
Through the Word of God, the human being acquires wisdom, trust and everything else that’s necessary to keep his ‘needs’. Only then…He is able to appreciate himself as originally planned in his creation.
How to use it then? Come back tomorrow and we will continue this topic.
Author of the books "Better than a new pair of shoes", "V woman" and "Casamento Blindado" (Bulletproof Marriage). Founder of "Godllywood" and "Rahab Project". Presenter of "The Love School" at Rede Record.