Be You…On Purpose!

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Many women are in an identity crisis because they compare themselves to all the various types or personalities of different women. As women, there is a defined line in how we are represented. For men, being viewed as a strong man is the most important thing. When it comes to women, however, there are so many roles, types, character qualities, etc. I believe that’s why we tend to get confused on who we are “supposed” or “called” to be. 

We as women are called and designed to give birth – not only physically, but spiritually, as well. I don’t know about you, but I have never seen a quiet, laid-back woman in labor! God designed us to bring forth life in every area of our lives.

Some people read the scripture in Ephesians 5 about women being submissive, and they assume it means being weak, quiet, and not having much opinion. But that is not at all what that scripture means!  Being submissive to our husband means to honor, respect, and support him. It means to uphold him. Women that are strong and more opinionated can sometimes be labeled as a “Jezebel” or a controlling woman; when really, they are confident, submitted, and dedicated to getting the job done. It is so easy for people to judge strong women, and I believe that is why so many women would rather stay where they are than step out and be bold in their destiny. It’s okay if you have a more laid-back personality. The important thing is that you’re confident in who God called you to be. It takes confidence to be strong. 

Proverbs 31:17 says: “She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms” (KJV). This means that she is energetic, hard working, healthy, and strong. She avoids what might weaken her body or her spirit. Her arms are strong, ready to accomplish all that she is called to do!

A strong woman:

  • knows who she is and knows what she is called to do. 
  • fights and never gives up; when the storm is raging around her, she doesn’t let the storm get inside her! 
  • has a goal in mind and will stand to accomplish it. 
  • prays diligently, but she knows that the battle is the Lord’s. 
  • prays for direction and guidance for herself, her family, and those she loves.
  • waits on God’s timing without question.
  • is confident that God is faithful! 

I am proud to be a strong woman! I encourage you to find your strength in God and then never look back. Be you – on purpose!

 

 

 

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