Thursday, February 24, 2011
Book Talk Thursday
Today we will be reviewing part of -Chapter 3: "Womanly Dominion Deceitfully Assaulted". I look forward to hearing your thoughts on this :)
Mr. Chanski starts the chapter out by stating "No one likes to be duped". He gives the example of George Bailey from the classic Christmas movie, "It's a Wonderful Life". He compares women of dominion to George Bailey. We have been appointed to undertake a wonderful life mission, and God has called us to take on grand projects which will nobly touch lives in earth shaking ways (Chanski, page 47).
Women are also having "you are being duped" whispered in their ear by the enemy. "The enemy daily lights up slender cigarettes and tells ladies how it is far more fulfilling to lasso the moon their way, than to subdue and rule God's way" (Chanski, page 47). Since the beginning when Eve was in the Garden of Eden, Satan has not left women alone to serve God. His attacks on the women are by way of subtle suggestions. Mr. Chanski goes on to discuss the possiblities of why this is and then gives us the warning. "The Liar takes a special pleasure in whispering into your pretty ears. You are darling targets for his dart-like wiles" (Chanski, page 48).
Satan wants us to leave our dominion mindset and take on a victimization mindset. Isn't that common in our society today? So many fall into the victim mantality. Mr. Chanski goes on to list four contemporary lies. Today we will be reviewing the first.
1. You're a Genetic Victim
Here is a common hiss: "I know God has called you to subdue and rule your life responsibilities, but you've been dealt a bad genetic hand, so you just can't do it." Chanski includes some quotes from Nancy Leigh DeMoss' Lies Women Believe (the book I previously reviewed here). They have to do with believing that you will be just like your parents; you can't help it, and blaming it on your hormones.
Chanski discusses the homemaker whose home is a wreck because she is not a multitasker. He smashes that one with the truth found in Ecclesiastes 10:18 "Through indolence the rafters sag, and through slackness the house leaks."
What about the woman who is signifiacantly overweight yet blames it on her bad metabolism which she inherited? The wife who pleads she doesn't have the same drive for physical intimacy as her husband? The mother who claims she can't help that she loses her temper certain times of the month? The lady with a "high-octane" less than sweet and tender personality who believes she is exempt from "a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God" (1 Peter 3:4)? These are some of the ways in which we believe the lies and excuses as to why we can't "win it" in the battles against the world, the flesh and the Devil. We fail to act as women of dominion.
There is so much more to this chapter but in order to subdue and rule my home I must wait until next week :) I hope you will join me then as we look at the second lie.
Can you see yourself in any of the lies we looked at this week? If so, don't believe them. Refuse to live in those lies. Walk in God's Truth!