Are you called by God to be a Diva?

I asked myself, "Did God call Christian women to be Divas?" This description is not in the Bible. It is a worldly term, so I looked up the attributes of a Diva to see if it glorified God and this is what I found:

I have been to a lot of Christian events where there there have been Christian workshops and classes referring to women of God as Diva’s.  I pass on those classes because the title does not appeal to me.   I used to use the term myself, and have several friends who ascribe to being Divas, but being the literary nerd that I am, I looked up the meaning of the word, and was turned off by it. I asked myself, “Did God call Christian women to be Divas?” This description is not in the Bible. It is a worldly term, so I looked up the attributes of a Diva to see if it glorified God and this is what I found:

According to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diva – The term is often used with a negative connotation deriving from the implication that a star who is a “diva” is arrogant, difficult to work with, high maintenance, manipulative, fussy, highly strung, privileged and demanding. Professional singers and actors often use this term to describe someone who desires the stage spotlight over others. At a college seminar, singer Bobby McFerrin said the term stands for “difficult individual vying for attention.” The term “prima donna” has similarly entered common usage with the same negative interpretation. In Beyoncé Knowles’ song, Diva (Beyoncé Knowles song), she claims that a diva is “a female version of a hustler”.

Another definition from http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/diva defines a diva as 1) Any female celebrity, usually a well known singer or actress. 2) person who considers herself (or by extension himself) much more important than others, has high expectations of others and becomes angry when their standards or demands are not met

Why would we want to emulate the most unattractive attributes of a woman (by God’s standards) because the world (God’s opposite/enemy) promotes her as beautiful and glamorous and has a voice like an angel. Let me remind you that Satan (the angel) had a beautiful voice too, but vanity and pride caused him to think more of himself, rebel and lose his place in the Kingdom of God. Now he lives in darkness, and tries to make as many of us into his likeness as possible. Are we falling for his trap? We should not be ignorant of his devices.

Let’s Examine the scripture below.

Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8 Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away.1 Corinthians 13 NKJV]

The Bible instructs us not to be arrogant, rude or demand our own way because it does not reflect the love of God.

According to verse 8, we can actually lose our annointing by behaving like a Diva. So, why would we speak this kind of personality and attitude over our lives?

Another definition was found at: http://www.yeahbaby.com/meaning-name-etymology.php?name=Diva the divine one, a goddess

Who is divine, but Jesus? We are to take on HIS divine nature. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. [ 2 Peter 1:4]

Women of God. It is time that we begin to look like, be defined by, and reflect the one to whom we belong. The description “Diva” does not reflect a Christ attitude. Therefore, I personally would not wear it. I would rather be clothed in God’s righteousness, not that of the world or even myself.

As the time grows closer for the return of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, we need to examine what we are speaking over ourselves, our daughters and each other. I want to be recognized as a woman of virtue, not vanity.

Will our Lord see himself in us when he returns for his bride. Will he be looking for Diva’s? I don’t think so. Jesus is coming back for a people that look like himself. Those made in God’s likeness and image.

Now, who do you say that you are??????

God bless you.
The Prophetic Scribe

Arletia Mayfield is called The Prophetic Scribe because she writes under the direction of the Holy Spirit.  She is an ordained minister and Bible teacher. She is an author and the publisher of TPS Publications providing resources and tools to creatively share the Good News of the Gospel of the Jesus Christ.

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