There are beautiful gifts that God has instilled in women, that can even be seen in the scientific study of our brains. Our center for communication, for example, is far more developed than in men. Our abilities to sense the needs and emotions of others around us are critical skills for mothers who are dealing with children who can't speak yet, for adolescents who don't understand their emotions, and generally for connecting with our neighbors and coworkers socially.
But these have so often been twisted and used against us. Women with the gift of gab can turn it into a weapon to hurt and insult, gossip and manipulate so artfully it's hard to even catch it when it happens. Our gift of sensitivity can be so overstimulated by past hurts and disappointments that we become convinced that it's going to happen again, and begin to act on emotions rather than fact. We put up walls, we hurt others before they hurt us, we hide in fear, we lower our standards in relationships because we are convinced that we don't deserve better. We perpetuate our inner pain instead of heal it.
Wait a minute - the reason why I have inner wounds are because of what others have done to me. If they hadn't hurt me/let me down/accused me/rejected me/misled me... then I'd be just fine. It's their fault. They have to make it right.
Learn, and pray with us every Sunday afternoon at SiLC, Houston during these 4 weeks of Inner Healing for Women!
Inner Healing for Women, four Sundays, four sessions in Houston, TX