Women Can Be Crazy!

Just this week, my husband and I went on a walk after dinner. It was a beautiful evening as we walked along the creek and the golf course. We laughed about our dog’s antics and shared excited about our son’s recent engagement. Our conversation was easy, lighthearted and energizing. However, with one statement, everything changed, and by the end of the walk, I was in tears, and we were both discouraged and frustrated. What in the world happened?

It’s so easy as women to allow ourselves to negatively interpret everything! Our minds and emotions can get the best of us. Not to mention how physically exhausting life can become. Struggling marriages, tight finances, demanding schedules, difficult children, loss, grief, and so many other situations can easily overwhelm us. We find ourselves depleted, empty, and isolated thinking, “there has got to be more to life than this”. As pastor Mason King says, “We crush people with expectations, we enslave ourselves to comfort, acceptance, or distraction, and life is spent managing expectations, wrestling with desire for completeness that seems promised at every turn, yet missing.” We need help! Our souls are in desperate need of attention and care no matter what season we find ourselves in.

Mission of Vista Women

That is why I love the mission of Vista Women’s ministry: connecting with women in order to nurture and equip them to live Christ-centered lives that bring glory to God.

As Vista women, we want to come alongside each other in authentic relationships filled with honesty, encouragement, and transparency, believing together that abundant life filled with meaning and purpose is found in a personal, intimate relationship with Jesus. The deepest longings of our soul can never be filled with more stuff, more titles, and more busyness but only in spending time with our Creator and allowing Him to fill us. In studying His Word together, we begin to see ourselves in relationship with who He is and what He says is true about us. Our faith and belief in an invisible God begins to grow as we become rooted and grounded in the love of Christ. Our lives become less and less about us and more about making Him known.

As Vista women, we remind each other we are free to love and to serve others resisting the temptation to define our lives by the size of our house, the number of pins on our Pinterest board or likes on our Facebook post, perfectly dressed children, or excellent culinary skills.

Instead of being crazy women, we can live compelling lives that matter for eternity.

As Vista women, “Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles; let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us fixing our eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of our faith”. Heb 12:1-2. He is worth it!! We need Him!! We need each other!!

-Carla Weathersbee