Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Genesis 2:18 (ESV)
When people hear a woman is in bondage they might think of drugs, alcohol, or harmful relationships. With this Centuries woman in bondage goes deeper. Some women are in bondage with their careers. You might say how could this be a problem? Who wouldn’t want to climb the ladder to success? It is a problem if you are willing to sacrifice your family, your body or your soul. When a woman is in bondage with her job how much time do she spend with her children? How many times does she spend with her husband? If she is at work consistently to include out of town training who is taking care of the home to include her husband? There is nothing wrong with having a career especially if you are a single mother, but to what extent?
The television show “America Next Top Model, ” is a good example of these young girls in bondage. They are looking for fame in the camera. They become bitter, jealous and angry against their competitors. If they lose, they are crush and some of these women feel like life is not worth living. They are in bondage with themselves. Is this what God had in mind when He created a woman?
Some women holdoff on having children until they make it pass the glass ceiling. They desire no husband they feel a man will hold them back. In some cases it might, however is this what God wanted when He created women? They will use a donor from the sperm bank. Is this what God had in mind when He said “Be fruitful and multiply? There is another new show called “Sisterhood of Hip Hop. ” These women dress very provocative and clearly stated “It is their desire to become the next hip hop star “Women in bondage.” Is this what God had in mind when He created women?
Yes, some women had to step up to the head of the line when their spouse was sick, could not find a job or no man was in the home.
God used many women in the bible. See the scriptures below. No matter what these women were assigned to do by God or they chose to do women still considered marriage and giving birth to children their most cherished role. Jesus maintained a high respect for womanhood, as did God.
Don’t let this become your bondage! Don’t let society change your role as a woman! If you are raising your family without a man, you can still be the woman, God created you to be. He wants you to be HOLY. CWL xPress Online Magazine would love to hear from you leave a comment below.
Judges 4:4;2; Exodus 15:20; Kings 22:14; 2 Chronicles 34:22; Isaiah 8:3; Luke 2:36; Acts 21:9