Do I have the right to have rights?

Posted By on November 22, 2010

From Sarah Bubar over at

Feminism seems to be everywhere we look.  It’s on TV, in our magazines, and in who wears the pants in the family. One of the first, and perhaps biggest, ways it has affected us is in the opinion of our rights as women.  The problem, however, isn’t feminism.  It is us. Humanity.  We think we have rights, the power to govern ourselves.  And when our rights are hampered by certain “outside forces,” watch out – it’s about to get messy!

The right to do as we please.

As autonomy-crazed women, we feel as though we are constantly fighting this mentality of being defined by our gender.   Like Anne Hathaway, we defiantly say, “No one has ever been able to tell me I couldn’t do something because I was a girl.”  I remember growing up with older brothers, there was this intense desire to prove to them that I could do anything they could do, and don’t tell me that I couldn’t.  However, too often we bring this freedom-seeking mentality into our relationship with Christ.  But in reality, do we really have the right to do as we please?   Am I truly self-governing merely because I want to be or think I am? Unfortunately for me and my agenda, Scripture says differently.

1 Corinthians 6:19 says I have been bought with a price, therefore I AM GOD’S.

Galatians 2:20 says that I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.

Over and over again, Scripture emphasizes this fact: I am not my own.

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Mrs. Chancey is the mother of 12 children, all of whom keep the household bubbling with life, learning, and levity. Jennie co-founded LAF in 2002 with Lydia Sherman and has been delighted to hear from women all over the world who enjoy their femininity and love to cultivate womanly virtues.


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