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Feminist: Why Must Women Be Defined By Labels?

We live in a day in age that people are searching to feel like they belong. We have subjected ourselves to being labeled by society to make sense of our lives. I find this to be the reason that many of us are emotionally unstable because we feel that we need to define ourselves at the cost of others opinions.

We live in a day in age that people are searching to feel like they belong. We have subjected ourselves to being labeled by society to make sense of our lives.  I find this to be the reason that many of us are emotionally unstable because we feel that we need to define ourselves at the cost of others opinions.

Life is already chaotic but add labels and it’s just down right messy. Labels put many of us inside of a box and we subject ourselves to be judged by others.

Take for instance the denomination of a church defines the type of worship experience. If you’re Baptist we expect the pastor to preach lengthy sermons and to scream to the tops of his lungs while he preaches. If you’re united Methodist you expect the worship service to be peaceful, while singing from a hymn book. The worship experience is only defined because of the name on the building.

Women aren’t weak until you allow yourself to be defined by other people. Our destiny isn’t defined by a label. Our destiny is defined by the God we serve.

Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

We as women are already empowered at the time we were created by our Heavenly Father. In our mother’s womb we were predestined for greatness here on earth.

It seems that we choose to follow other people because we have yet to understand who we are or whose we are. The very people that we follow in these movements don’t really know who they are as an individual. Yet, they promote being labeled to feel like they belong.

I know that I’m fully equipped and capable of reaching my destiny.

My self-confidence comes from knowing that God created my inmost being while I was still in my mother’s womb. I am empowered by the Holy Spirit and not by a label from man or woman. Through God’s power I’m enabled to accomplish every task that he has set out for me to do in this life. I know that I’m fully equipped and capable of reaching my destiny.

We as a women have become slaves to the way others view us in society. We literally beat ourselves up over not meeting standards defined by other people. We think less of ourselves because of the sexual images of women that we see on TV. I know that I was bought at a price, so I’m no longer a slave to this world.  I don’t have to worry about trying to fit in with the crowd or being defined by labels. I am indefinable.

‘Cause I laugh like I have gold mines Diggin’ in my own back yard. -Maya Angelou

No level will define me as a woman because still I will rise. Maya Angelou famous poem inspires me to include a line to drive home my point, ‘Cause I laugh like I have gold mines Diggin’ in my own back yard. (Still I Rise By Maya Angelou)

I am free from the captivity of what society says I should be or can be. I am more than a label I am a child of the Most High God and because I am his child my possibilities have no limits.

When you know who you are and who’s  you are that is where you will find your power. You very well may feel empowered to be labeled as a feminist but I would rather be free indeed from the bondage of others opinions.

We as women just really need to know who we are as individuals. Then, allow God to reveal his purpose to us so that we may be change agents in the earth to other women without being defined by a label set by someone else’s standards.

“But why do we have to put labels on things?” -Kim Kardashian

The question that Kim Kardashian posed on her personal essay was thought provoking. “But why do we have to put labels on things?” We shouldn’t desire to be defined by a label. I think labels do more harm than good. It seems to cause a separation in the population.

We as women all have an inner mystery that can’t be defined by a thing or person because that mystery comes from God. We are powerful beings with endless possibilities. Be strong and be courageous my beautiful sisters.

Remember, we are all equal in God’s sight. God created us in his own image. Our God shows no partiality to male or female. We are all one in Christ Jesus.

3 comments on “Feminist: Why Must Women Be Defined By Labels?

  1. Speaking as a guy, this is great as I think you transcended your point beyond women. Men are in the same boat. Remembering we all are created in God’s image for His purpose is such a freeing truth. Thanks for reminding us of God’s promise.

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