• Ranya

Women have to make a decision - The narrow path comes with losing people

In our discipleship we can no longer follow the standards that women in the world follow.

We often do not even have good and credible role models in our parents or in the brothers and sisters in our churches.

We are called to focus on the Word of God, even when others have left and forgot that Word.

We are challenged to swim against the general tide of worldliness and lukewarmness in Christianity for the love of our Lord and Savior, and this is in some ways harder and more sacrificial for believing women than for men.

If we are truly children of God, we have turned away from the path of the anti-God system, from this path of self-love and the freedom of fallen man in relation to God's commandments. We were allowed to recognize by God's grace that the path of sin leads to ruin, that we are subject to God's judgment if we defiantly set up our own lives against Him and live against His commandments.

By faith in our Messiah, we have been saved from this world and its bondage to sin.

For a woman that seeks to be a biblical woman this means: If she wants to do the will of God, then she must break from the values ​​and behavior of this world. We cannot adapt to the world standards anymore.

We can't just go with the lifestyle we see in non-believing women!

The woman who follows Messiah is called to live differently, according to the standards and the will of God, even if it causes head shaking and hate from worldly women and men (and worldly Christians).

We can only walk this path if we allow ourselves to be changed in our nature through the renewal of our mind which also means our attitude and thinking. Such a change of character or transformation occurs through the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.

Without this renewed thinking, we cannot see clearly what God's will is for us, what God intended for our lives and what is pleasing to Him.

But if we really submit to Him and seek for truth and wisdom, if we finally start to accept and surrender to Yah‘s will, then we can trust in the blessings and hope for God to use us for His glory.

Obedience convicts lukewarm sisters

I‘m being honest with you sisters. This path is a narrow path and if you truly decide to enter the narrow path you will be confronted with disapproval and hate from many of our fellow believers. It is associated with suffering, sacrifice and struggles. You know this might seem very legalistic for lukewarm believers. I had sisters who called me legalistic for going that way. For wanting to please God. For not wanting to be that vain and worldly girl anymore. You know why? Because they got convicted.

When we take up the cross and deny ourselves, the lukewarm believers will call it legalistic because they keep trying to find ways to be on the wide and comfy part where self-denial and suffering aren’t a thing. They hate being confronted with the narrow path. That’s why they call you legalistic for actually doing what Messiah told you to do.

I‘ve been through this…

I’ve had sisters who loved me and supported me until I convicted them with the truth that God revealed to me through is Word. And believe it or not they actually read the same bible. I don’t want to judge these sisters, as I feel sorry for them. I feel so sad knowing that these sisters have so much potential to become biblical women but their flesh just won’t let them let go of the worldly pleasures. I wish I never had to lose them… I love them and we all should pray for sisters who stay on the track and are left behind.

But the hard truth is that their faith is not based on bible truth but rather on their own cherry picked version of truth that won’t pierce through their flesh…

„For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.“Hebrews 4:12

The narrow path comes with sacrifice

Always know: the narrow path comes with responsibility which is self-abandonment and sacrifice! Remember how Messiah said that

whoever does not bear his cross and come after Him cannot be His disciple (Luke 14:27)?

People don’t like that! Mainstream Christianity is all about prosperity and blessings over blessings.

It‘s all about being loved by everyone even by the unbelievers.

I don‘t remember Yeshua being loved by everyone in scripture?

Seems to be weird right…

The narrow path is the only path that will sharpen us to become real servants!

„Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.“Luke 9:23

„Then one said to Him, “Lord, are there few who are saved?” And He said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, will seek to enter and will not be able.“ Luke 13:23-24

It‘s worth it - the narrow path will bear fruit

But this way bears beautiful and precious fruit. It has a reward in glory. I really want to encourage every believing woman, especially young women to go through the narrow path. Despite mockery, hostilities and fights, it is still worth walking the narrow biblical path today! The greatest reward is the good pleasure of our wonderful Lord Yeshua (Jesus Christ).

I don‘t regret going through the narrow path! It comes with a lot of pain because sacrifice is never easy! We all dislike leaving people behind and being rejected.

But every day I am filled with true joy! I I rejoice in the Lord and I found true love and happiness. I wake up and I go to sleep with a heart warming feeling knowing that I am the daughter of the Most High! Nothing and no one can harm me because I am His!

„What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?“ Romans 8:31

I pray Abba gives you the strength you need to fight the good fight and to enter the narrow path! We will endure together because we love Abba and His righteousness is perfect and pure love.

To my German sisters: German version of this post will be up soon!

Be blessed x

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