While I don’t follow you on a Twitter, you became a trending topic in regards to your posting of a sermon clip from Pastor John Gray with the hashtag, LevelUp. I’m guessing it was an attempt to challenge and encourage us single sisters to become wives.
From a simple glance and a click of a button, I’m almost certain you thought nothing was wrong with your tweet, and honestly there wasn’t. But I will admit, you used a poor choice of words.
While you posted a clip of one of my favorite pastors, preaching on the topic of singleness and preparing to be a wife, I totally agree with his sermon because I’m a single Christian woman who desires to be married. I believe in the biblical principal of celibacy and marriage and firmly believe that, for those who desire to be married, we must daily seek to prepare ourselves to be a wife and not just a girlfriend. But I’m also a bit burned out on preachers, pastors, and men in general who seek to always tell us women how to become a wife, but not many sermons on preparing a man to be a husband. Let alone women who are married telling us to “level up.”
We get worn down every Sunday on being a Proverbs 31 woman and waiting on our Boaz! But what about posting a sermon on a man becoming that Boaz this Proverbs 31 woman is patiently waiting on or simply using other words to encourage us.
I see you chose to further explain yourself on Twitter, secondary to numerous criticism you received, I’m sure, but I say thank you. Although I wasn’t as bothered as other women who commented, as a single woman who is seeking to be a wife and a mother, I need you to tell me how you leveled up.
Because of your celebrity status, we are all well aware of your tumultuous relationship with rapper Future and no doubt recognize that God blessed you with a seemingly wonderful man, Russell Wilson, that loves you and your child. But honestly, Ciara, I’d prefer to hear more of your testimony rather than your challenge for us to “Level Up”.
Tell me how you struggled in your relationships, how you probably cried many nights and struggled in seeking to be loved. Tell me how you’ve made mistakes, fallen, God picked you up, cleaned you up, and gave you a 100th chance to get it right. You were blessed with a baby boy that a another man graciously decided to take on as his own, love you and put a ring on it. We rooted for you and want to hear that story, not that we should “level up.”
As a single woman, don’t just challenge me with a hashtag and a sermon clip, but share your story and encourage us through testimony. Twitter gives a 140 characters now, we’d love to hear more!
A Single Woman