Will you let Jesus enthrall you…rather than another woman?
I frequently talk with women who are struggling, hurting, confused because either one certain relationship, or MANY relationships with other women have been obsessive…entangling…a captivity. It’s been a pattern of relating since they were young, or as an adult a relationship grew to become something that seemed to control them in a way that was destructive.
John Donne’s Holy Sonnet #14 has a line that expresses the answer to WHY? the experience of women being enthralled with each other will never work: “Unless You enthrall me, I shall never be free!” (my paraphrase). The craving to be enthralled BY someone, the driving desire to have our hearts filled up by the emotional (and perhaps physical) connection with another woman is evidence of our hearts being created to worship! Yes…God has created us to worship, to be fully, whole-heartedly enthralled with Another…with One: Jesus Christ. John Donne had it right: unless we find our deepest satisfaction, comfort, security in Him, we will NOT be free, and our relationships will be more often than not, UNenthralling!
Women seeking life in other women (emotionally, sexually, mentally), rather than in Jesus have at least two things in common: they are deeply loved by Jesus who wants to bring freedom and life to their hearts through HIM and also, they will continue to experience the ‘captivity of creation’ until they seek life in the Creator.
Do you need a safe place to talk about your struggles, tempations, questions, hurts in these areas? If so, call us here at Harvest USA…we warmly invite you and will seek to be a safe place for you to process your relational world! Jesus Christ is your Hope, Haven and Help! Here’s a song for you to listen to, to point you towards Jesus: