Wouldn’t it be awesome if all women could work together to be successful? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all women could be genuinely happy for one another? Well, take a look around us because it is not happening that way. I know that there are men in this world but today, discuss what is going on with the women. Women are fighting against each other constantly involving job titles, lifestyle, children and the big one – MEN! Women, working together positively, can be so powerful especially when working together for God. Many women have lost concept of that. Jill is jealous of Jane because she just got a promotion. Why? Jill should be genuinely happy for Jane because her blessing is coming. Job titles even pose an issue in the church between women! Mary is jealous and all uptight because Betty has a husband, nice car, a nice home and take trips a lot. As a result, she is very unkind towards Betty. Why? Mary is only seeing from the outside; she doesn’t know what Betty is going through on the inside.
Terri is jealous because Nicole’s kids wear the latest trends and are involved in many activities. Why? Terri doesn’t know what Nicole goes through with her kids. They may be so much trouble at home until she has to keep them involved in activities. Family members could be purchasing their clothing. Terri doesn’t know! If Terri would stop being so jealous, maybe she could connect with Nicole and get information on how to get her kids involved in activities as well. Oh and now with the big one – MEN. Teresa and Megan are friends. Teresa is throwing passes at Megan’s husband, knowing he is married. That is a big NO-NO! What can Teresa possible gain from sleeping with another woman’s husband. That man does not belong to her! God does not condone such behavior. When things go all wrong for her, she falls out with Megan. Why? God will not give Teresa somebody else’s husband! Teresa should pray, be patient and wait for God to deliver her a husband to call her own. And let’s not forget the petty things that go on in relationships. Kristy and Mike are dating. Mike goes out and pursues Tiffany or maybe Tiffany knows that Mike is dating Kristy. And “things” happen between Mike and Tiffany. But Mike goes back to Kristy and pretty much abandons Tiffany. Tiffany ends up angry and does things out of spite to hurt Kristy. Why? First of all, Mike isn’t obligated to any of these women because he hasn’t put a ring on either one of their fingers. And these women can’t be all that naïve. God gives warning before destruction. Mike had to have shown some sign of being a “duck.” If it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck then nine times out of ten, it is a duck!
I know of all of this may sound like some “kiddie” story but sad to say, this is how “kiddie” the animosity of women towards each another is. It’s time to stop all of this nonsense. It is time to help one another. Many women are going to struggles of different kinds but guess what? It is still a struggle. God gave us two hands – one to help ourselves with and the other hand to help other women (if they accept the help). Instead of putting each other down, women should be forming groups to help younger ladies in their walk of life. Women need to take the time to get it together and that time is now! It is time for all women to get focused, stop all of the nonsense, embrace wisdom and live a life of prosperity. If older generations of women are acting like this, what will become of the younger generation of women? “Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled” (Titus 2:2-5). -S.L.M.