In a society where a woman is considered vulnerable, weak, fragile and defenseless, it’s hard to think that there can be any who is ready to defy the world and its oppressive rules and dare make a difference. The female gender has been on the receiving end of the unfavorable rules and regulations of the society and the world at large. Many women have suffered, and have had to bear unnecessary burdens and pain they are not supposed to experience if things were done differently.
For many of us, hopes have been shattered, dreams have remained dreams and lives have been wasted away because we have not come to an understanding of who we are, and this has become the genesis of our troubles. Identity crisis, which has led to low self-esteem and insecurities, has become the order of the day in our lives.
Most of us are so bound and tied down by issues that we are unable to arise above all the shortcomings and limitations in our lives, and as a result, we have resorted to living life as it comes. Our hands hang limp and we walk defeated because we think we can do nothing about our situations. We think we are unlucky and hopeless. We refuse to fight and go with the flow of life without any clear sense of direction and it has led us to manipulation, intimidation and failure. The reason why many of us are more affected and bound by the traditions, culture, religions and the unrealistic expectations of the society is because we have submitted to them. Some of us do not know what to do, so the only way out is to give in.
Yet I believe that those chains that hold us captive and keep us from advancing are not so strong that we can’t break them. But we need to decide and make a deliberate choice to be free. If we don’t take action and take full control of our lives and destinies, life will always be unfair to us. God does not have favorites and He can help anyone who is ready to receive His help.
Shake yourself free, Jerusalem! Rise from the dust and sit on your throne! Undo the chains that bind you, captive people of Zion! Isaiah 52:2