I understand it’s not complete if I leave out the issue that some women face: the sexual orientation issue.
The many philosophies and sciences of the world have already given discourses on this subject. I shall not repeat here.
As I have written before I shall look at this from a spiritual perspective.
I shall look at the word called ‘passion’. I shall look at the definition to begin this very sensitive subject :
Passion is generally defined by dictionary as : strong and barely controllable emotion. Some of the definitions from Dictionary.com are as follows:
1. Any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.
2. strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.
3. strong sexual desire; lust.
4. an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.
5. a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.
There are many synonyms to the word, all descriptions of highly aroused state of a human being.
The antonyms: calm, calmness.
Definition of clam: peaceful, quiet.
Synonyms(excerpts ): at a standstill, at peace, cool, harmonious, pastoral, restful, serene, soothing, still, stormless, tranquil, undisturbed, unruffled, waveless, windless
Antonyms: excited, fierce, frenzied, rough, stormy, turbulent, violent, wild.
Having read to this point, I ask: what is the point?
My personal answer is:
Every woman must ask this question for we only have this brief period on earth. After earth there is eternity.
Like everything else on earth, passion will pass away.
Preparation for eternity has to be our priority.
Sexual desire or emotional wants are parts of human lives on earth. They are not parts of the spiritual eternity we are destined to enter into when this physical existence expires.
I shall assume the position of a modern educated Bible believing woman here and speak.
Why do some women not want to be women (female)? If it’s because of sexual orientation or emotion or feeling, it’s not worth it, sister.
Love is not possessive. Love does not demand its own way.
There is an eternity with God which I want my beloved to enter.
If I truly love her, I want her to stay right with God. This means she must live the life of the original plan of God for female since creation.
No amount of lust of the flesh or lust of the eyes or whatever that is driven by my five senses including my thoughts (mind and emotion) should cost her eternity with God .
Some women may say, “but I just don’t feel like a woman does. I am not capable of loving a male amorously. I hate giving birth. I can’t love like a mother does for her children…”
If you are in your teen or twenties, believe in a miracle. If you are older and fixed in your mind and emotion, believe in a miracle. If you are really very old and immovable, believe in a miracle.
I know of retired single Christian women who met their good Christian men and happily married. Girls rejected and abandoned by their own families and societies, and who had given up being female, met Jesus and miraculously transformed into women, wives, mothers. One even became a pastor.
Many have remained single and put their passion to sharing the love of God with the most oppressed and downtrodden on earth. Lives of others are being salvaged and transformed through this group of women who channel their fiery passion for the Kingdom of God. Poverty is being eradicated through vocational and living skills training. They have brought Jesus and His light and hope with them.
These women fight spiritual wickedness bravely at the forefront of social and economic war zone. They are compelled by the love of God.
Conclusion: life on earth is only a moment in eternity. Miracle does exist. God’s love compels us to love the way He loves.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 New Living Translation (NLT)
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
8 Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages[a] and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! ~~~~