God created us. “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalms 139:13 I believe God was in the process of creating our gender because he was there knitting us together from the moment the sperm entered the egg. I believe he created a girl that would turn into a woman when he knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Embracing My Womanhood
Since God created me a woman, my response is to praise Him. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139:14 If I decided I would rather be a man, than I am denying that what God has created was good. In praising God for making me a woman I need to be embracing my womanhood.
I need to know how to modestly enhance my beauty. God gave me curves, beautiful hair, and a gorgeous smile. I need to be confident in what God has given me. Wearing bulky clothes hides my beauty. Keeping a frown face hides my beauty. Slouching hides my beauty. You don’t need to be conceited, but you should feel a confidence that God made you and because of that you are to shine!
I need to know that I can be as feminine or masculine as I’d like and still be a woman. I can fix a car if I want to, I can mow the lawn, I can work outside the home. I can do all these things if I want and I am still a woman. I can also choose to be happy with just being a stay at home wife. I can be happy cooking and cleaning. Things I do or enjoy do not define the gender God gave me.
I need to know that women have a special job as mothers. Even though I have infertility I still have a natural mothering tendency. My desire to mother is much stronger than my husband’s. God gave women a special job when he chose women to be the bearers of life and caretaker of children.
I think it is important for parents to celebrate the gender God gave their child. Maybe if Jazz’s parent’s celebrated his boyhood when he was little, he wouldn’t want to be a she.
What is something you do to show that you are embracing your womanhood?