Are you really who you Think You are?

A Lady or a Tramp?

 

 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31, 32)

 

Have you looked into a mirror to see who is looking back at you?  Is it the real you or someone you want to appear to be?  Recently I watched a woman display some behaviors that she said she abhorred in others.  I do not believe she had dared to look into her own life to find she had become the very person she hated.  It was clear to me that she had a root of bitterness that was taking over her whole identity.  Sadly, we rarely are able to see the manifestations in our own life as quickly as we see them in others. 

 

Do you think it is possible to be a tramp but believe you are a lady?  When I was brought up I was taught that real ladies did not use vulgar language or display violence against others.  Unfortunately, no matter where you find groups of women, you can hear them cursing and swearing with the same vulgar language of any ill-raised man.  Still, they will tell you they wish to be treated with respect and be honored by men.  What man could respect a woman who could out-curse and out swing him?  I will be the first to say that I would be considered “old fashioned” by the younger generation and I would welcome that title if it meant I did not have to witness or hear such crude behaviors. 

 

The social media of today seems to be the “modern” mode of communication, however, I find the same vulgar language and off-color jokes there, and so what is a real lady to do?  It is refreshing when I find notations from real “ladies” who are young women who enjoy letting their light shine in this very dark world.  Ladies who are willing to be ladies as role models for other younger girls who are already seeing things children should never have to see. 

 

 

These “old fashioned” values are not really so much old traditions, but they are what separate the ladies from the tramps.  It is still okay to be married to have children.  It is still okay to be pure when you are getting married, and it really is okay to speak softly and gently without the use of vulgarities?  What do you say ladies?  Are you a lady or a tramp?  If nothing changes nothing changes.