Can a talented girl pursue a career according to God?

It seems the only path for a girl is marriage and children. But in my case I am very inclined to art and would like to dedicate my life to pursuing my passion and make a career. Is that a sin according to Christianity if being talented at something is clearly a gift bestowed from god and to marry would mean ignoring one's calling, isn't that unfair and going against his word?

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  • I'm not religious myself, but think of it this way... why would God give you such a passion or a talent for it if he didn't want you to utilize it?

    Only the most hardcore religious sects (or cults) I've heard of have ever been so strict about "a woman's place" in modern times. Society has changed. What we know about ourselves and the world around us has changed. For faith to only try to cling to the old ways and not adapt to the world in which we live is a waste of so much human potential.

    Following your dreams as an artist will not be easy. I speak from experience, it's one of the most difficult things you can do. There will be hardship, and lots of competition, and you may need to work jobs you don't necessarily like to support your art.

    But if it's what you're most passionate about, by all means pursue it. Life is too short not to have a dream to chase.

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  • Yes, you can be an artist. And also, marriage, children, and being an artist can all be done at once

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  • What is good for one person, is invariably bad for another person.

    This would apply to yourself, as well.
    You decide for yourself the person you wish to become.


    Vice versa: What is bad for one person, is invariably good for another person.

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  • God is a myth created by men. Free your mind from the chains of religion and enjoy your life.

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    • Prove it then. Since you make it sound like a common, well known fact.

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      • I don't have to prove anything. The people who claim these silly religious books like the bible and quran are real, are the ones who should bear the burden of proof.

        So I'm waiting, wheres Alha and God? And the other thing I want to know, since they are boy gods, do they have big penises?

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        • They're called beliefs for a reason. They're not fact. You on the other hand made something you don't know sound like fact. Are you dead? Have you seen a different afterlife, if there is one? Just to make myself clear, think and believe in what you want, I don't care. I just have a problem with statements that have no evidence behind them.

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          • And there you have it, you just answered both our questions.

            There more than likely is no afterlife, you will not be conscious of being dead. Were you conscious five billion years ago? Nope, so that's what death will be like.

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  • It's absolutely possible. I am a Christian and an artist and copy-editor. I'd like to still marry and be a mom someday, but not because I have to.

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  • Use your God given talent, problem solved.
    Next patient please.

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  • Are you 18?

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  • As an atheist, I can't comment on the religious side of it...You are absolutely entitled to believe what you want with regards to that.

    As for choosing a career or a relationship, do what makes you happy.

    A relationship with someone who doesn't allow you to do what you enjoy doing is a relationship with someone who needs kicking into the long grass.

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    • I agree 100%. Somw sick religious cunts downvoted this.

      Give yourself little time and THINK. Dont you feel the religion is just opressing girls and Christianity is doing a marvellous job with that one
      It supports marriage of a girl to her rapist
      Stonning a girl to death for premarital sex. Only girls mind you
      Supports slavery
      What kind of god would restrict a person to persue their dreams and passion. Itsnt it nonsensical. Religion is responsible for backwardness of a society.
      Do what you want and feel. Only then you will suceed. Praying does nothing

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  • Don't worry about what "God" thinks and pursue your career! If someone wants to get married and have children, that's okay too! Either way, one shouldn't rely on religion to make their decisions for them.

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  • Religion aside, do what makes you happy.

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  • If you're still not convinced, here's an example in the Bible of a great female entrepreneur and businesswoman who creates and sells her own artisan products AND has a family - the archetypical 'wife of noble character' of Proverbs chapter 31. She is presented expressly as a good example of a woman who loves God - not as a bad one. The passage is below.

    The Bible considers it a mark of excellence that this woman works, earns and provides for her family. Although she produces her textiles from within the home, her renown for her work still extends from her home into the public square ('let her works bring her praise at the city gate'). She is certainly not cloistered from public life by the business aspect of what she does - 'trade' was not carried out by phone or internet in those days - and she actively involves herself in social causes in her community ('she opens her arms to the poor'). She is 'like merchant ships, bringing her food from afar'. Merchant ships may be based at harbour, but they don't just sit pretty there. Note the 'from afar' bit. Read the passage and see.

    A wife of noble character who can find?
    She is worth far more than rubies.

    Her husband has full confidence in her
    and lacks nothing of value.

    She brings him good, not harm,
    all the days of her life.

    She selects wool and flax
    and works with eager hands.

    She is like the merchant ships,
    bringing her food from afar.

    She gets up while it is still night;
    she provides food for her family
    and portions for her female servants.

    She considers a field and buys it;
    out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.

    She sets about her work vigorously;
    her arms are strong for her tasks.

    She sees that her trading is profitable,
    and her lamp does not go out at night.

    In her hand she holds the distaff
    and grasps the spindle with her fingers.

    She opens her arms to the poor
    and extends her hands to the needy.

    When it snows, she has no fear for her household;
    for all of them are clothed in scarlet.

    She makes coverings for her bed;
    she is clothed in fine linen and purple.

    Her husband is respected at the city gate,
    where he takes his seat among the elders of the land.

    She makes linen garments and sells them,
    and supplies the merchants with sashes.

    She is clothed with strength and dignity;
    she can laugh at the days to come.

    She speaks with wisdom,
    and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

    She watches over the affairs of her household
    and does not eat the bread of idleness.

    Her children arise and call her blessed;
    her husband also, and he praises her:

    “Many women do noble things,
    but you surpass them all.”

    Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
    but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

    Honour her for all that her hands have done,
    and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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  • Christianity teaches that most things that aren't inherently hurtful to people or disrespectful to God, can be done to bring credit to God and to the world he has made. It's less about the thing you're doing, and more about the attitude/motivation with which you're doing it. Are you doing it because you want to be rich and famous for yourself, or because you want to show the world that you think God is amazing and promote things that are important to God?

    Christina Rossetti was a passionate follower of Jesus in her life and in her poetry, and she is inadvertently now one of the best known female English poets in Christian and secular circles alike!

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  • men can have it all , but a woman cant because of ignorance.

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  • There are no god(s).

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    • I'm not sure OP was asking for your opinion on her religion.

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      • She is deluded and I'm helping her see the light from her limiting beliefs.

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        • You can only successfully call someone deluded if you can clearly see what they can't. It's hard enough to understand matter, let alone spirit. She could just as well call you deluded, do you realise?

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