Hope you enjoy these tiny tidbits each day. Hopefully they will help you and me understand our sister(s) better , so that we can relate, encourage, refrain from jealousy, envy, and strife.
Rule#1. It's all about God! Matthew 6:33,"But seek Ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."
With each new position of leadership, it gets easier to think that the world revolves around us, when in actuality the world centers around God. Ladies we mus realize that we are spiritual beings who are trying to tap into God so that our minds will be transformed and not conformed to the me-first, it's about-me attitude of this world.(Romans 12)
A lot of women in ministry believe that ministry owes us. But no one owes us a thing!!! Especially not God. It is up to us to walk into our season. Seasons are times of opportunity given to us by God, according to His timing. They don't last long so we must be careful not to waste it. When God creates an opportunity for us, we need to do something fruitful. We must seize the moment,and make sure we give the glory to God. Remember God himself said that He will not share his glory with any man.
This blog is the beginning of a series of blogs that will follow concerning how we "Sisters" can learn to thrive in ministry, not lose control, esteem one another, be comfortable in our own skins, and remain faithful to our callings. What we need are more Naomi's and Ruth's! Titus admonishes those that are older mature women in Titus 2:3 "The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4. That they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed."
Much of the problems in the home, church, and communities is that the "Mothers of Zion", "Big Mama," "The Aunties," have become younger and younger. They not only have forgotten the way, they don't even know the way!!! Women are not teaching and training their children at home. We are expecting too much from the world. Women in ministry, often do not have mentors that they can emulate and follow the paths that they have taken in their journey to achieve excellence in ministry.
Sometimes women ministers feel that they have to adapt, take on, or ascribe to male characteristics in order to compete in ministry along with their brothers. They quickly lose their identity or get swallowed up in another man's persona, believing that is the key to being accepted and prosperous in ministry. That idea is far from the truth. Our femininity is what makes us who we are. Our femininity is what God will use to draw, heal, deliver, exhort, and strengthen the people in our communities and in the church.
When we put God first, our gifts will make room for us. We don't have to go chasing after platforms, ministry engagements, titles or positions. All we have to do is wait like Queen Ester did. And then we can say what her mentor, Mordecai said to her: "Who knows, perhaps you have come into this position for such a time as this!' (Paraphrase).
Keep reading ladies and gentlemen. I pray these messages will be a blessing to you.
Praise God, The Storm passed over us.
I told you: "Don't Forget To Say Your Prayers."