Throughout history God has empowered women. In the Bible, women held positions of power such as: warrior, leader, wife, mother, teacher, nurse, queen, judge, prophetess, and deaconess,
In today’s society, women wear many hats; employers, employees, daughters, mothers, sisters, wife, friends, and neighbors. Whether we work outside the home or within, whether we get married or stay single, and whether we have children or not, we can find strength within God’s plan for our lives.
When we turn to God for strength, we can become strong women. We can be confident, because we know who we are. We are daughters of a powerful God. “You go, girl!”
God has empowered women with many strengths:
- We are good multi-taskers. We can talk on the phone, while stirring the spaghetti sauce, checking our daytimer, and wondering why we gained FIVE pounds from eating ONE pound of chocolate.
- We have a high pain tolerance. Which comes in handy during childbirth and long sermons.
- We are nurturers. We excel as nurses, teachers, and care-givers because we like to “mother” people—regardless of their age or ours.
- We have a keen sense of smell. It’s a blessing and a curse.
- We have women’s intuition. Our “gut feelings” are usually right.
- We are good communicators. We can express most of our feelings in only 20,000 words a day. We’re also good listeners.
- We ask for directions. We want to know where we’re going – on a trip and in real life.
Let’s be empowered by our unique God-given strengths and use them to make a difference in our lives and the lives of others.
“We need more power, Lord!”
On Star Trek, Captain Kirk and his Enterprise crew frequently needed more power to escape the evil Klingons, “We need more power, Scotty!” As Christians, we should be saying, “We need more power, Lord!” Our worldliness and unbelief can cause us to have a spiritual wattage-leakage and be ineffective Christians. Have you ever tried to use an appliance that was not plugged in? You can wait all day for that cuppa java to brew – but if your coffee maker is unplugged it will not happen. We need to be plugged into God’s Power – the Holy Spirit who dwells within us. He can help us to lead empowered lives and “bravely go where no woman has gone before.” Let’s be power-holics, but let’s be dependent on His power.
“But truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord…” Micah 3:8
Tonya Ruiz writes and speaks with her best friend, Nancy C. Anderson, as the Cheetah Chicks.® They travel coast-to-coast teaching at Christian women’s events and have been featured, individually, through national media including The 700 Club, Montel, FamilyLife Today, Moody’s Midday Connection, Coral Ridge Ministries, and Today’s Christian Woman. For more information and instructions on how to join their Cheetah Chicks Club, go to: http://www.cheetahchicks.com/