We Encourage Women Wednesday: Eve


 Eve. A household name that every Christian, at some point, has heard. of in their life and time. We all know that God formed woman by operating through the man’s rib. Her connection to man was strong and her disconnection to God was…depleted. I understand Eve more than I probably should. Her story is complex. She was the fullness of a woman, in physical nature and in spiritual truth, and in knowing so, her nature was omitted from the written word. See, it’s my belief that she was a sensual being, as most women are. She was emotionally in tune with the space around her and instead of reasoning, she felt. 

 When the serpent approached her, (opinion) he appealed to her emotional state, got in her head. How he did it was slick. He made her second-guess her relationship with God by making her second-guess her understanding of his commands. Not unlike what the enemy does to us now, huh ladies. We know when something is for us and when something or someone purely is not. We get the conviction at the first glance and we make the decision to either run to or fro based on if we take the time to discern God’s word or make pitiable justifications for our misjudgment at the moment because our emotions are the barometers for our judgment. I guess Eve isn’t so far removed from our family trees when her traits and genetics seep through in the trauma we create for ourselves. Eve allowed a vulnerable side of herself to lay open to the enemy. She chose a dastard amount of detriment because her faith was shaky and she was not solid in her understanding. The enemy literally just played into it, simply and almost effortlessly, as his whole intentioned being was to form an antithesis to who and what God is and be exactly that to spite him. It is just like cutting off your nose to spite your face. His desire is to have us all choose the fate he did because secretly, he has issues being alone and can’t face the fact that he made the wrong choices. 

 The bible says to present our bodies as living sacrifices. This is not limited to a one time ticket but it is time-sensitive. This is a daily practice that has to be maintained and managed because if we manage to sacrifice daily when we are tempted, our faith can pull us through on our hardest days. Eve did not consider herself a living sacrifice, she considered why God should have sacrificed his will for her, that maybe he should bend his will to swing in her direction rather than for her to be obedient immediately and her to swing in his direction. When we begin to self-pleasure, self-worship we are behaving exactly like the enemy because that is exactly what he did to be removed from the courts of Heaven, he was simply selfish, narcissistic, and self-consumed. 

 I was just praying last night that I understand that I am to sacrifice myself for the good of others but I am oftentimes taken advantage of and it hurts. I get extremely tired of bending my will to please others. God told me that if I delight in Him that He would grant me the desires of my heart, which trust me, isn’t much. I’m a fairly simple woman. But at that moment, I second-guessed Him. I wrote off what he said because I wasn’t ready to surrender my will to his and lose myself to follow His commands and honestly, at the moment, I am so afraid to lose myself and the pieces that make me who I am that I cannot fathom releasing myself to surrender. I’m Eve-ing. So please pray for me as I keep yall in prayer. 




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Jacqui Hampton is a columnist, poet, and editor. She is a minister of music and psalmist and educator. She is an author of the book The Cultural Christian: Navigating The Culture While Contending For The Faith (2020) She currently devotes her time to songwriting for other artists and planning for her next book as well as educating the masses.

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