Wednesday, July 13, 2011

What Does A Woman Want?

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In thinking about what women really want out of life I guess I can only speak for myself then see if anybody else can relate. This is the second part to an article I wrote entitled What Do Women Want published at Christian Women's Online Network a few weeks ago. That article came from the perspective of many women I have talked to over the years. See if you agree with me on  these 15 points.

1-    I want to grow mentally, spiritually, and creatively every day.

2-    I don’t want to grow old on the outside but I know it’s inevitable. I try to slow it down with hair color, face moisturizer and drinking lots of vitamin water ahh but alas I turned 47 yesterday.

3-    I want to make decisions about my life based on what I want but when there are others involved, decisions have to be made based on how it affects everyone.

4-    I want to continue to live out my God given dreams without the feeling that I can’t finish it. Confidence!

5-    I want a man who will die for me. I have one.

6-    I want my children to be filled with pure joy. I don’t think they are… yet. Praying about that one.

7-    I do not want to be a people pleaser but a God pleaser. Pleasing God is so much easier than pleasing people. He just wants me to be me they want me to be someone I’m not.

8-    I want support from friends and family in the ventures toward my dreams. I do and will continue to support them.

9-    I want respect. You’ll always get it in return from me and usually even if you don’t give it to me.

10-  I need love to survive. Unconditional love. Not a love based on what I do right or wrong, just love no matter what. A love similar to God’s love. His love can’t be earned. He loves me no matter how bad I screw up or how awesome I do something, it never changes.

11-  I want my kids to fulfill their God given dreams. Well first they need to find those dreams, and then follow them. I will help them succeed any way I can.

12-  I want my husband to know real love. My love is real but insufficient for him. I want him to know God’s love fully and completely.

13-  I never want to feel like I just exist. I’ve been there done that and life without purpose is no life at all.

14-  I want to be an encouragement to others. That may present itself in different ways to different people but everyone needs to know they are valued.

15-  I want chocolate. It’s that simple. Give me chocolate and you have a friend.

What do you want? No really. In the comments section tell us one or more things you want even if it’s the same as on my list.


Terry said...

1. I want all my children in a relationship with God, seeking and searching for his will...and in turn my grandchildren learning this early on. (not happening and it is so tough for me)
2. I want to be completely in God's perfect will, and have discernment to get there.
3. I want to be understood and accepted. (I know this should not be as important, I am a big girl now, but I am being honest here)
4. I want a blessed marriage where God is at the center. (Got that now)
5. I want to the stickers, stars and applause (affirmation)
6. I want to grow, learn, and never stay idle
7. I want to use my gifts...but I want them used as well. (do you get that?)
8. I can live without it, but can live without it!

juliemooreonlife said...

Oh my gosh I love your list and I want it all! You are a woman after my own heart!

Coming East said...

Your list is wonderful, Julie. On top of that (I would change the chocolate for really good Mexican food like we had in San Antonio, though), I want:
1. to not be afraid or anxious about what the future holds.
2. to always be needed.
3. to know the peace of God without a doubt.

juliemooreonlife said...

Yes I too love yours. Sometimes it takes a group of women to come up with the perfect list.