March is Women's History Month, a time when we celebrate and honor women for their achievements and their enduring spirit. Let's face it: women make things happen-- in the bible and now, in America, and everywhere else. However, not everyone knows as much about how women make history as they should, so it is a good idea to set aside some time to honor women for their achievements.
When I think about Women's History month and the bible this verse comes to mind about women and the life cycle of the butterfly.
"You, therefore, must be perfect (growing into complete maturity of godliness in mind and character, having reached the proper height of virtue and integrity), as your heavenly Father is perfect." Matthew 5:48 Amplified Version
The Life Cycle of the Butterfly shows us how women go through many cycles in their lives, growing from a baby to a child to an adult, being a parent, a wife, and many different careers, etc. As women go through these cycles, we need to wait on the Lord for guidance.
"But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary." (Isaiah 40:31 NIV).
At the end of this complicated life cycle, a beautiful butterfly emerges. The butterfly is an organism made by God that many of us marvel over its beauty and grace but we often forget about the stages that occurred prior to the display of this beautiful creature.
“Blessed is the woman who remains steadfast under trial, for when she has stood the test she will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to her.” James 1: 12
Ladies, as we celebrate Women’s History month know that we should be empowered today to rest in the power and assurance that God is developing all women today to be more confident in knowing that the trials we face are necessary for your butterfly period. My prayer is just as the butterfly shows no sign of struggle or pain that we emerge in the same way.
For many of you who are reading my blog today, I know you have your own personal story to tell or you may know of a woman who has encouraged you and helped you in your life cycles, at home, your spiritual life, being a parent, being a wife, sister, in your many careers, etc. In addition, I believe that we have a responsibility to continue that cycle and to do our part to foster and encourage other women through whatever cycle they are going through to help them to emerge to become beautiful butterflies.
May God Bless You!