Originally published Tuesday, 20 August 2013.
Women and “sisterhood” are not always synonymous. Sadly, women can often be categorized as “catty”, “messy”, or “hen-pecks” and unfortunately those statements are true of both Christian and nonChristian women alike. Before we, as women, can learn to arise and awaken our spirits to be all God has called us to be — the best moms, the best friends, the best workers — we must first learn to embrace sisterhood.
For far too long, women have spent meaningless, wasted time bickering, name-calling, and pursuing personal I-gotta-always-be-right vendettas. Once we let all that go, we learn to come alongside one another. The truth is, it is sometimes far easier to talk about the ugly outfit the girl next to you is wearing than it is to address the "ugly" that may lie on the inside of us.
Stop comparing yourself to others. It only births insecurities that make it almost impossible for you befriend others. You were created perfectly for what you have been put on this earth to do. As you cease comparison, you enter a place of complete peace, where you then can build meaningful relationships with other women.
Once we learn to rest in who we are in Christ, confident in who we’ve been created to be, we can then embrace our sisters, learning to encourage one another, respect one another, and pray for one another. Then…..we become a force that no gate of Hell could ever stand against – women determined to raise our children respect
Author/speaker, Jennifer Maggio, is one of the nation’s leading authorities on single parents and women’s issues. She is an award-winning author and founder of The Life of a Single Mom Ministries. She currently oversees one of the nation’s largest single moms support groups and has helped to launch more than 1500 others in churches around the globe. She is a regular on radio and television. For more information, visit http://www.thelifeofasinglemom.com.