What was God’s original purpose for a woman? Did God have a specific intent for her? and if He did, what was the assignment of the woman?
Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created. Genesis 5:2
Man, in this text is used as a species and not to refer to gender. Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him (Genesis 2:18).
The term helper is a dignified name. it is the same name given to the Holy Spirit. Being a helper doesn’t mean the Holy Spirit is a lesser God, it only implies that He Has a different role from God the Father.
The principle above is very applicable to our case, Eve was not created to be submissive or under the authority of man. Both had the same obligation, they had the same authority, to take care of God’s creation. “To have dominion over all the creation.” Adam had the advantage of being created first as a spiritual authority to show direction and not control Eve.
To the woman, he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain, you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be contrary to your husband, but he shall rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16).
God’s intent for a woman.
This verse gives a hint of God’s original purpose for the human race. God created man to have dominion over creation. Adam had no authority over Eve, neither was Eve created to submit to Adam, she was created to lead alongside Adam. She was given the same authority just as Adam.
Sin destroyed this equilibrium in leadership and deprived man of the authority to dominate the universe. At the same time, it causes the woman to be under a curse: her desires to be for her husband and not herself, she was to be under males’ authority and not hers anymore.
The reality is that women were created to lead. The reason single motherhood is on the rise is because of women wanting again to gain that original power.
Understanding your worth as a woman.
In every woman, there is that inner desire to rule, to make independent choices without influence from the male.
Most women are quitting relationships because most men do not create a platform for their women to exercise authority. Rather, they have given them a lower priority and have undermined them, seeing them as a slave or even sex objects.
Women who have realized their potential, who they are and their purpose in life have been raised beyond the limitations that the male and society at large have placed for them.