May 21

Measly Bits

2009 at 4:46 pm   |   by Carolyn Mahaney Filed under Biblical Womanhood

I never dreamed of being a writer. I never aspired to publish my thoughts—anywhere, ever. I don’t like to write, and I don’t think I’m especially gifted to write. Just today I happened upon a blog by a woman who is a gifted writer. She’s clever, she’s funny, and she has a way with words.

It made me wonder, what am I doing writing a blog? Why do I drag myself to the computer each morning to do something I don’t really want to do?

The answer is simple. I have a passion to promote biblical womanhood.

And why do I care so much about biblical womanhood?

I care about biblical womanhood because I love God’s Word.
I care about biblical womanhood because I want to spread the gospel.
I care about biblical womanhood because I long to promote God’s glory.

You see, Scripture, and what it says about Who created woman and what he created her to be and do is under assault from our post-modern, feminist-fed culture—at every point.

They belittle a woman’s calling in the home, marginalize motherhood, sneer at modesty, and abhor wifely submission. Yet these qualities are all an intrinsic part of God’s perfect, exquisitely beautiful design for women.

And so, I write. I write because I want to do whatever I can to promote the qualities of biblical womanhood that keep the Word of God from being reviled (Titus 2:5).

I want to contribute my measly bit. I can’t do everything. I can’t do much. But by the grace of God, I want to do what I can.

You might find your “measly bit” as unappealing as I find writing. It may seem as insignificant to you as this post does to me. But our measly bits, by the grace of God, can champion biblical womanhood and so adorn the doctrine of Christ our Savior (Titus 2:10).

So, together, with God’s help, let’s do what we should do, what we must do. Let’s do what we can.