I am probably the first ever self-proclaimed "anti-feminism feminist" in the world. I absolutely love and adore being a woman! I love the stance women are beginning to take for our own empowerment and overall welfare. For the first time in my personal history, I have witnessed more women empowered to fight back against the social disorders of this world than ever before.
It is so very refreshing and very long over due.
The numbers of women underutilized and ill-treated all over the world are staggering --just glance at the new economic survey revealing the long road women have taken globally, but also the long road still to go to gain acceptance.
These fights have made me proud to be a woman. I love being a woman. And I especially love being a Superwoman.
However, I have never been afraid to acknowledge that every once in awhile when my cape starts to weigh me down and the tasks become too great, I need to lean into the arms of my Superman, who is bigger, stronger, and faster than I will ever be.
My Superman is Christ.
Lately, I have come up against a few mountains that just won't move. They are too difficult to climb in my own strength. They have threatened to rob me of my health, emotional well-being, my peace and my joy. During these times Christ reassures me through the story of the Samaritan woman found in John Chapter 4. She was the first missionary who told everyone in her village about Jesus, a Jewish man who sought after her heart and loved and respected her despite her struggles and He set her free.
You have to understand during that particular time in history Jews did not typically associate themselves with Samaritans, and Jewish men certainly did not take the time to engage the heart of a woman. But my Superman did and He still does today.
Jesus is the founder of the equality movement. Jesus reminds me that His love is never sexist or demeaning. The Apostle Paul proclaimed one of God's promises to us in that our identity in Christ is not based on class, race or gender when he wrote in his letter to the Galatians around 50 A.D.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. ~Galatians 3:28
Jesus reminds me that He can take on the weight of my world. He silences the cry in my soul and promises me rest and peace:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” - Matthew 11:28-30
It's not easy to shed my cape and lose the battle so that Christ can win it for me. But Jesus promises He will forever remain close to me even though He has given me a life full or burdens. He is perfectly fine with carrying them Himself, and quite frankly, I am happen to relinquish my cape to Him.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted,
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.