She is a 30-something mother of three. Her marriage is all but over. She can’t remember the last time they actually made love.
She is still paying off student loans for a career that barely pays the bills.
She just found out that her 10 year-old son got benched for flipping off his coach and her teenage daughter is sexting with a college boy.
She went for coffee with a male co-worker who makes her forget. He makes her feel like a woman again.
If one more thing goes wrong, she is gone.
This isn’t just world problem. This is a church problem.
Women who once claimed Christ, were Sunday school teachers and regular church goers are running away from home in droves. They are walking away from their husbands, their homes and sometimes even their children.
God’s way was abandoned a long time ago.
Whether it is through ignorance or complete rebellion, women are forsaking the commandments of the Lord. They are not walking in the Spirit of God. They have silenced their prayers for wisdom and guidance long ago. They have stopped seeking God’s will and started pursing their own.
So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Gal. 5:16
Financially. Materially. Emotionally. She wants more. She doesn’t realize giving more is the answer. Giving more to her marriage, to her home and to her God is the answer.
Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back. Luke 6:38
She feels so alone. She feels overwhelmed by loneliness, overwhelmed by duties, overwhelmed by schedules, kids and to-do lists. The older women in her fellowship have grown cold and relinquished their role as a mentor. The support system God designed for young mothers, through the church, has been neglected and forgotten.
Tell the older women to be reverent in their behavior, teaching what is good… that way they can mentor young women to love their husbands and children, and to be sensible, morally pure, working at home, kind and submissive to their own husbands, so that God’s word won’t be ridiculed. Titus 2:3-5
They don’t do dishes, change diapers or discipline children let alone take up arms and spiritually fight for their family. They are apathetic rather than appreciative of their wives. They let their wives do it alone. They have forgotten how to be men.
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love. 1 Cor. 16:13-14
Maybe you are a woman who is ready to leave. I’ve been there. Maybe you are a woman who has already left. Today, I beg you, reconsider. Seek the face of God. Reach out for Jesus. Let the Holy Spirit fill you and lead you to the life you were meant to live in obedience to the King of All Kings. It really is better doing it His way.
“Let no one split apart what God has joined together.” -Jesus