BY REV. DORAL PULLEY, Today’s Church Tampa Bay
“God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them (Genesis 1:27).”
As a person made in the image and likeness of God, you are a combination of masculine and feminine energy. Your genetic makeup is a balance of 23 chromosomes from your father and 23 chromosomes from your mother. Your hormonal composition includes both estrogen (female hormones) and testosterone (male hormones). Not only is this balance within you, it also manifests outside of you in your relationships and interactions with others.
At Jesus’ baby dedication ceremony, there were two prominent figures present, Simeon and Anna. Simeon was a devout man who had a revelation that he would not die until his path intersected with the Wayshower. When he saw the infant, Jesus, he embraced him and spoke blessings over his life.
Anna was an 84-year widow who resided in the temple and spent her life fasting and praying for others. When she saw the infant, Jesus, she prophesied about his greatness. Jesus, the Wayshower, experienced this balance of masculine and feminine energy right at the beginning of his life.
Part of your call to be a Wayshower is living a holistically healthy, balanced and well-rounded life. Charles Fillmore, co-founder of the Unity Movement, saw the thinking nature as masculine energy and the feeling nature as feminine energy. Strive in every relationship and experience to balance your masculine energy and your feminine energy. Too much of either energy is unhealthy. Pay attention to the people in your life who “balance you out.” Remain open to other perspectives that empower you to make balanced decisions.
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa.