by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – Your Identity
Editor’s note: Nancy is at it again, claiming that our only God-given role in this world is as a walking uteri. Anything else is ‘denying our identity’. I don’t think any of this is as simple as Nancy tries to claim. Most of us wear a large variety of different roles through our days and the scope of our lives. Some of those roles might be motherhood, but not all of them. Her words even ignore the roles that righteous women in the Bible fulfilled, like Lydia of the purple cloth, or the women who traveled with and supported the ministry of Jesus, or even the unnamed Proverbs 31 woman who was buying and selling in the marketplace. Why limit yourself to one role?
We expect a male to walk in the identity of a male–showing strength and offering protection to women and children. We expect fathers to have the identity of a father and take the responsibility of providing a home, embracing and providing for children, and being the leader in the family.
What about the mother? To say we do not have an identity as a mother is to go against everything God says. It goes against the way He created us. God created women with a womb and breasts to embrace, nurture, and nourish life. Being female and to embrace the way God created us is our true identity. To resist motherhood and embracing children and to oppose the great career of homemaking is to deny the identity God mandated at the very beginning of creation (Genesis 3:20; Psalm 113:9; and Titus 2:4, 5).
You do not negate your identity as a mother because of your identity in Christ. Rather, because Christ indwells you, your motherhood is enhanced, intensified, and abundantly more joyful, overcoming, and glorious! When Christ dwells in you, He changes how you think and everything you do, but He doesn’t take away your identity of motherhood, because He gave it to you in the first place!
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