Then God said, Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule.
Or “have dominion.” – Genesis 2:26
When God created mankind, it was His intention for every man, woman, boy or girl to live in dominion or authority. To RULE! However since Adam and his wife Eve ate of the tree they were commanded not to that dreadful day, a lot of people haven’t been living in the authority God has given them. Authority where they rule in every situation. Authority where they don’t fret over small mishaps or mistreatment by others. Authority where they don’t worry as to whether they will have food the rest of the week- for God, JEHOVAH JIREH, is their provider. When times get tough, this woman of authority does not sink into discouragement and wallow in defeat. She does not live in constant anxiety trying to control and meticulously direct every area of her life!
Rather, she places her trusts in God, know He is the Only God and King faithful to deliver!
So she lifts up her head, squares back her shoulders and keeps her eyes fixed on the one faithful to answer her every prayer!
“She shall call upon Me, and I will answer her;
I will be with her in trouble; I will deliver her and honor her.” – Psalm 91:15
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Today, women lead in various sectors, hold high ranks in a number of vocations and fields, and many of them have impacted the world in unique ways raising the standards and the stakes of our nation. Women like Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice, both former US Secretary of States, have held some of the highest ranks in the nation. That’s how far women have come; that’s the level of influence we currently hold today. No the field or sector of society, if this Leading, Thriving, Influential woman forget to acknowledge the Leader of our Souls, then her work is for naught.
In Proverbs 3:5 King Solomon instructed us all to,
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.
Her Trust is in God- the Faithful One
Last time we noted that a Godly Leading Woman lives out the following:
- Lead with Excellence as unto her God.
In whatever she is doing and with whomever she is serving, it is as though she is doing it before the King.
2. Meditates on His Word.
God’s Word as stated in the Bible, not only is a fountain of encouragement when we face hard times, but it is the source of instruction for good leadership. Colossians 4:1 speaks to leaders saying “Masters, do the same things to them [servants], giving up threatening, knowing that your own Master also is in heaven, and there is no partiality with Him.” Or Jesus instruction in righteous living and good dealership, “Do not cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.”
3. Walks in wisdom
Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding. Proverbs (the wisdom book) 4 verse 7. Or Proverbs 22:7- “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.” Last but not least
4. Display love to everyone you meet.
She displays love to others as a reflection of love God first gave to her. Heb. 6:10 & John 13:35. God gave up his one and ONLY Son for us, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish eternally, but rather live! And though we didn’t receive him at the time, He still sent his Son. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
Leading Woman of the Week
Born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Beth Moore fell in love with telling and writing stories as a kid, as her father managed a local movie theater. Ultimately, it was the story of a loving Savior who died to set her free which captured her heart and help her catch on to the most powerful concept: that Christ loves her and has a good plan for her life. (Jer. 29:11)
At the age of 18, she sensed the call of God on her life, so she went off and graduated from college. But it was a Bible doctrines class at her church where the teacher, a former football college player name Buddy Walter, who unpacked the Bible, which fostered a love in her heart for God’s Word. The seed of God’s truths and through her godly parents, she grew up into a Teaching & Preaching machine. The World-renown Speaker- Beth Moore that we know today. In 1994 she founded Living Proof Ministries and since then have written numerous books and bible studies including Breaking Free, Believing God, James: Mercy Triumphs and David: A Heart Like His (my personal favorite). An avid bible study teacher and conference leader for over twenty years, Living Proof Ministries Conferences have been held in all 50 states, and the ministry has graced homes and churches not only in the USA, but countries throughout the world. Her radio program is Living Proof with Beth Moore at OnePlace.com and you can find her on mainstream Christian television- Life Today with James & Betty Robison every Wednesday.