Women are amazing, right? Hands up if you love being a girl!
We are strong, resilient and brilliant, and more than ever we are celebrating a woman’s independence in life! But is this a good thing?
Well, yes – of course! But we should also remember that when God created Adam, he said ‘it is not good that man should be alone’ – Genesis 2:18. When I read this I realised we are actually created to have people around us. People need people!
I think it’s amazing that women can do things by themselves because in the past girls and women were not given a lot of opportunities to learn, start their own business, and even to travel. But I do think we shouldn’t get caught in the lie that we don’t need people and women can ‘run the world’ without men.
That’s not the way that God intended for us to live.
If you want to get to the top (wherever the top may be for you..) one of the major keys is to build successful and authentic relationships. Even Jesus had disciples. Jesus had his disciples to do life with for almost three years and he knew the power of unity. He was able to do more with his disciples than he could do alone and the disciples were able to share the gospel even after Jesus died. In fact, we wouldn’t have half of the bible if it wasn’t for the disciples!
We need to be okay with being interdependent. Interdependence is the dependence of two or more people or things on each other. If we are more interdependent, when one of us is weak we can help the other. It reminds me of the lyrics of a popular song ‘Lean on me’:
Lean on me, when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on
For it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on
Eventually in life we will get weak and tired and we will need others to help us. It’s totally okay to ask for help, don’t feel that you need to be independent all the time. This is one of the reasons why the church is so important, we were never created to do life alone, so make sure you surround yourself with some good people and don’t ever be afraid to ask for help!