Faced with a daily journey of work hours equal or greater to that of many men, a woman’s talent, in any professional area, is becoming more evident each day. But this has cost women a high price. Having to deal with their own insecurities; the dilemma of leaving their children in the care of someone else while they go to work; the challenges of maintaining a loving relationship even though they are so independent.
Therefore, the topic discussed during the Godllywood September meeting – held by Bishop Macedo and transmitted throughout all of Brazil – was exactly about the strength found in the essence of a woman and her apparent fragility.
The biblical passage used to illustrate the meeting was one of the most well known, though often seems to go unnoticed:
The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish pulls it down with her hands. Proverbs 14.1
Many women think that what will make a difference in their lives is their level of education, their appearance or professional success, but all of these things are susceptible. What really makes a difference in a woman’s life is the wisdom she possesses. However, you should understand that wisdom and intelligence are two very different things. Wisdom is knowing how to keep your emotions under control in order to make the best decisions for yourself and those around you. “When you are wise, you are powerful”, said the bishop.
Among the thousands of women who attended the monthly meeting, many described how special and transforming the message was, just like this comment made by Ana Lima:
“It was so insightful to listen to the bishop because he has such examples and experiences to share. He explained how women have certain a way of being, by using a different point of view, which most of us don’t often see. After all, there is a difference between the sexes, women are more about emotions and feelings, and because of this, we tend to lose our grip on reality and reason (a little bit). We deal with and face situations without thinking things through and without putting into practice the advice that God has given us.
The bishop said that it’s a good decision to compare our partner to our father, or have our father as a reference. This completely opened my eyes, because it’s the absolute truth. We look for someone that mirrors them, but I had never thought of this before. And most importantly, we must observe this man’s relationship with God, his family, and especially his mother.
It’s such impressive advice that I could just go on talking about it! And, of course, the ethics and origin of God’s discipline does not fit our current situation, because the evolution and progress wasn’t exactly a positive one. May God bless you so that we may have your presence in our meetings more often, and may God bless this work, which is not of men, but of God and for God.”
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