“You have greatly helped me let go of senseless and foolish anger towards my husband who was always a good man. You showed me I was tearing down my house with my own hands. I also gained peace when I stopped obsessively following politics. I think women, who are easily riled up and I speak for myself with that, would do well to hold to politics more loosely. God created a beautiful world and loving relationships, and I try to pay more attention to that. It’s made me grateful and content since I don’t see my purpose as engaging in endless battles.” (Tabby Charles’ comment from this post)
Did you know that in 1903, women didn’t even want to vote? They knew their highest calling was in the home and raising the next generation. They wanted their entire focus to be upon this and not concerned with things that they weren’t involved with like fighting wars, being policemen, or going out and making a living for the family.
Being too involved in politics can easily steal our joy. If it were up to me, I wouldn’t watch any news. I see a lot on Twitter and that’s enough. It’s good not to dwell on the wickedness in our culture. It’s much better to dwell on the good and lovely around us. Minister to your family and those around you instead. I bet if you simply focused on those things in your life, your life wouldn’t be that bad. Are we supposed to know all of the evil happening in our culture? I don’t think so.
Someone asked John MacArthur why he speaks about politics so much. His answer was that it’s no longer about polities. It’s about morality. Many are trying to force their deviant lifestyles and murder of the unborn upon all of us. They not only want us to accept them but to celebrate them. Even concerning this, we need to be willing to speak the truth in love, then pray and leave it in God’s hands. We live in a wicked world. We are called to be salt and light in it. We can’t be salt and light if we are always negative and have lost our peace and joy.
Dear women, focus upon your family, friends, and neighbors. It’s not your responsibility to fix everything in this world. It’s your responsibility to shine the light of Christ on all those in your life. Our lives on this earth is short. It’s a vapor. Spend your time here wisely. Speak more about God’s Word and His Truth rather than all of the godliness and politics happening around the world.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.