Unforgiven is a label many Christian women wear and shouldn’t. The past few blog posts focused on the first label, the FAILURE label, we identified in our TRUE IDENTITY: 10 Labels Women Wear & Shouldn’t blog series . Today, we turn our attention to Label #2 UNFORGIVEN . I wore the Unforgiven label way too long.
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Feeling like a failure is not uncommon for women. I have been in women’s ministry for the past 14 years. I have heard from women in all shapes and sizes. I have talked to women financially well off and struggling to make ends meet. Some were single and some married; some parents, grandparents, and not parents. I rarely have had in-depth conversations that feeling like a failure in some area of life doesn’t come up. I remember a number of years ago sitting in a car repair shop and overhearing …
“I failed” are words each and every person can say at some point in life. We All Will Fail! There is no getting around this fact. We are humans. We are imperfect, and failure is inevitable.
Failure = Lack of success; falling short of a set goal John 4:4-29 is the story of a thirsty woman with a messy life. She was married 5 times and each marriage ended in failure. I have always thought of the woman in John 4 as my kindred spirit. If there is any woman in Scripture whom I best identified with when I came to Christ, it is this woman. She faced divorce repeatedly. She had a bad reputation. She had failed enough that wearing a failure label was as …
I am a failure. Many women wear this belief as a failure label every where they go and in everything they do. If you haven’t read Mom’s previous blog post, Divorced: Wearing the Failure Label, please go back and read it. She tells about her divorces and how they led her to wear a failure label for a long time. Then come back and read this blog. Divorce is a subject is taboo in the church. I can’t remember the last time I heard a sermon on divorce and how to overcome and move …
Divorced once. Divorced twice. I wore the Failure Label well. Have you ever identified yourself as a failure?
Identity theft is a big deal today. People steal other people’s personal and financial information. They assume the other person’s identity. Then they make purchases using the other person’s information. This is identity theft. It has happened to me. In the world we live in today, it is highly probable identity theft will happen to you at some point, if it hasn’t already.
Freedom – We live in a land that is known for it’s freedom. Even living in a land of freedom, we can still live a life without true freedom. That was my story. My life before Christ was a life of rebellion to everything that was right, a life of alcoholism, and a life of destructive decisions. I made a mess of every area of my life. Three words that could characterize my life before Jesus were failure, brokenness, and shame.
Wise men sought to find and worship the newborn King. Wise men and women still seek to find worship and the King. Matthew 2:1-4 – Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem. saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”