The Sarah Project : Prologue

The Sarah Project

If women ruled the world there would be no wars, just a bunch of jealous countries not talking to each other is a quote that comes up so many times but how true is this statement.Throughout history, countless women have challenged the status quo by stepping out boldly and excelling in areas that were hitherto designated for men. During the World Wars, the men went out to fight and the women stayed back and played the role that were to a large extent male dominated. Women have been undervalued and have always had to work extra hard to be recognized for their contribution.“Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, “She doesn’t have what it takes.” They will say, “Women don’t have what it takes.” – Clare Boothe Luce Despite the difficulties women have faced, they have emerged victorious.

The women I will be writing on have stories and I want to tell their stories. I want to learn from these women. I want to walk the path they walked. Their stories are my stories, they are our stories that need to be told. The aim is not to paint a picture of perfection or focus on weaknesses but to show that they are and were humans. That they made good decisions and sometimes wrong decisions, but it did not change who they were. They were wives, mothers, sisters, grandmothers, teachers ,friends, mentors.I am starting this journey with these women full of hope, hope that I can learn a lot from them. I identify with their struggles, their grief and I also laugh with them and determination. Behind the list of accomplishments and contributions are real women with fears, struggles, challenges, distractions and sorrows much like ours.

I have discovered that their insecurities are similar to what my friends and I, are facing or will face. We all have flaws and need to accept that there will be good and bad times. God will use these women to speak to me and hopefully you. I am in a new phase in life. One I am unprepared for, but I can no longer run from. I will rather stand on the shoulders of those that have gone before me, learn from them and hopefully not make the same mistakes they did. Even if I do, I will pick myself up and continue on the journey that he has sent me. These women’s career may vary from mine, but this is irrelevant. In Proverbs 6: 6 the psalmist urged us to go to the ants you sluggard consider her ways and be wise. So why not learn from Women. Not just women in history but women that still exists, living woman. There are so many sisters of faith that we can learn from if we all see that we are not in competition. I will be collaborating with a couple of friends that are fast becoming sisters and we are on this journey together. God has given us creative gifts and we need to trust him. A friend and I were discussing and we both concluded that sometimes, we go through difficult times and are lonely because we do not speak the truth to each other. We always say what we believe people want to hear. If we are honest with each other, we will not get our hearts broken, we will have a support system that will see us through hard times. In 2014, I found a group of ladies that changed my life in a positive way. For the first time, I opened up my heart and life to people without expecting anything in return. We meet at my place once a month and the sessions are intense, comfortable, and it was shocking to see women open up about their struggles. For the first time in my life, I no longer had to give  the right answers regarding the state of my heart and work with God. I stopped chasing perfection and I did not do this on my own. By cooperating and collaborating with women that love God I have learn to love myself.

Who are these women?

Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country.” – Margaret Thatcher. The role women have played in history has changed in the past decade with an increasing number of women rising to leadership role. As at January 2015, we have 22 female world leaders, 5 queens all governing nations.The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands. “A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.” – Nancy Rathburn.  The life stories of these women are  fascinating and I hope that they are more than stories. The objectives of the Sarah Project

  1. Remind us that  Jesus Christ is enough
  2. See ourselves the way God sees us
  3. Know our identity in Christ.
  4. Fall in Love with you
  5. Step out in faith.
  6. Collaborate not compete with other women
  7. Stop chasing PERFECTION
  8. Learn from their stories
  9. Identify role Models

Proverbs 14:1 The wise woman builds her house, But the foolish tears it down with her own hands. 

 

We begin this project by looking into the lives of  four women

  1. Sarah  ( Abraham’s Wife)
  2. Audrey Hepburn
  3. Condoleezza rice)
  4.  A mystery guest post

I may from time to time write on women that you may find confrontational but I believe there’s a lesson we can from them so we do not make their mistakes. If you know any lady  you will like me to write about please feel free to contact me and I will look into it. I am looking forward to exploring the lives of these women.

Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things.

Sarah Project

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