teach and be taught.
It’s incredibly easy for pride to consume a heart. We often think we know it all. We think completing grade school or college is when learning from a teacher comes to an abrupt halt. Sometimes our pride hinders us from being humble and allowing someone else to teach us. I’m talking mainly women teaching women here. We falsely believe that we are in a competition with women and that asking for help makes us appear weaker and less successful.
Let me interject with a scripture.
“Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” -Titus 2:3-5
The Lord places such a high value on being taught by other women that love Him. We should be seeking out women that sharpen us and point us towards the Lord.
Another prime example of this teaching is the story of Naomi and Ruth. Ruth vows to follow Naomi and learn from her. Naomi provides advice for Ruth and she follows the advice of her mother-in-law.
When you are new to marriage, a job, motherhood, faith, singleness, or any other season of life, wouldn’t you rather have someone who has walked through it give you advice and point you toward Christ in that moment?
The way I see it is you have two options:
Spend longer amounts of time trying to figure it out all by yourself. No one to cry to. No one to understand you. No one.
CALL UP A WOMAN GOD HAS GIFTED WITH THAT EXPERIENCE TO HELP A SISTA OUT! He beautifully let women walk through seasons of life so that we can be a community of ladies that share and pass down wisdom and feel your pain because they have been in those trenches and now they want to go with you. Share your struggles in marriage, share your method of soothing a baby with a fever, share how you study scripture, share your heart when you become a widow, share how you fold fitted sheets (no seriously, I need this information stat), share Jesus with each other!
I, for one, am thrilled to have women in different roles walk before me and invite me into what it is like to be a business woman, a momma, a widow, a wife, a friend, and a daughter of God. I hunger for your teachings!