Women today have more choices than ever before, but this doesn't necessarily mean that women are more fulfilled. The greater freedom comes with added pressures and stress, even confusion. Many of us still struggle with the way we see ourselves, often second-guessing our decision to pursue a career or to dedicate ourselves solely to caring for home and family.
Author Caryn Rivadeneira struggles to pinpoint the source of her identity crisis and to understand why, even though she loves being a stay-at-home mom, she hates "being identified as one." She notes that within the church, such transparency is often countered with the admonition to find your identity as a child of God. So why doesn't every woman find that answer satisfying?
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Judges 4:4–10; Ruth 1:6–18; 2:2–3; 3:1–6; 4:13–17; Proverbs 31:10–31; Luke 10:38–42
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Other people's labels may not fit us.
—Teaching point two: God will give us what we need for any role he assigns us.
—Teaching point three: God wants us to embrace each season of life.
—Teaching point four: Don't neglect your most important role.
• Apply Your Findings
• Recommended Resources
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• "Identity Crisis" by Caryn Rivadeneira
(April 27, 2007 GiftedforLeadership.com)
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