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Archive for November 23, 2011

Organizing the Inside – Day 81 Being a Strong Willed Woman

26and she begged him to cast out the demon from her daughter. Since she was a Gentile, born in Syrian Phoenicia, 27Jesus told her, “First I should feed the children—my own family, the Jews. It isn’t right to take food from the children and throw it to the dogs.” 28she replied, “That’s true, Lord, but even the dogs under the table are allowed to eat the scraps from the children’s plates.” 29“Good answer!” he said. “Now go home, for the demon has left your daughter.”

Strong willed women are often looked down upon.
There is a thin line between being a strong woman and being considered overbearing or inappropriate.  In some churches women are expected to stay quiet and not be involved in ministry. These churches are  mistaken and don’t realize the treasures of knowledge and talent that God has given women.  Fortunately much is changing and as God pours out His Spirit upon His daughters they too are prophesying.

God is enriching the lives of His people.
He is using strong women to spread His message of truth and love. Leadership, determination and motivation are important to the work of the ministry and these are just a few remarkable characteristics God placed in women. (I’m not talking about women leading or teaching men,  I’m more concerned with women living a life that pleases God)  Everything that we do as His servants must be done with discretion. Too often women of God are given a bad reputation based upon a small few who have decided to do things without exercising much discretion at all.
Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout is a beautiful woman without discretion.
~Proverbs 11:22

Is God pleased when you show determination?
Women in the scriptures have shown determination that has resulted in changed policy. (Numbers 27:1-11) God placed many talents, abilities, gifts and skills (TAGS) in women for the much-needed work that is ahead. We must however not allow ourselves to be deceived as Eve was; the divine order of God has not changed and it will not change.  Man is still the head of woman and Christ is the head of the Church.  Women operate from a position of influence, therefore it is utterly important that we be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and stay in tune with what God wants us to do. We must avoid trying to make things go our way, but influence others to obey God.

Women must yield to the will of God.
The greatest strength that we could have is being strong enough to say yes to the will of God.  There is no other place to find safety, security and peace than in the will of God.  With all that you are getting, get understanding.  Your life is not about you, what you want or how you think things should be. By bringing your will in line with God’s will your determination is not misplaced. Through your strength and determination decide today that you will follow God’s purpose and plan for your life.  Discover your brilliant zone and be determined to use your TAGS to the glory of God. Do what you are meant to do and be who you are meant to be. Seek peace and pursue it; for there you will find the most amazing experiences in the center of God’s will.