The last three weeks we covered steps 1 through 8 of “The Power of A Woman – The Influencer.”
Let’s continue on our journey as the Holy Spirit reveals other topics for us.
9) Be A Woman Who Does Not Envy
A powerful woman of Christ is not concerned who has more or looks better. Her priority is her relationship with Jesus. There’s a lot of competition among women; but keep in mind, God made you unique from any one else; we need to be proud of that. Each one of us has skills and talents that are fitted just for you to use in the world.
If you don’t know what those talents are, pray about it, search for it, and strengthen them. Then go work for the Kingdom of God . You’ll be surprised when you work hard at it, you’ll discover other talents you didn’t realize you had.
Don’t envy the woman who seems to have it all together. You don’t know where she’s been, what she’s done to get to where she’s at today. I ask you to sit down with a powerful woman of God and ask, “How did you get to where you’re at today?” Once she’s done telling you her story, you’ll think twice to envy….
Many of us are not willing to go through all the sacrifices a woman of God goes through to stand tall and strong at the end. You may like what you see and envy because that’s where you would like to be, but are you willing to pay the price to get there?
James 3:16 (KJV)
For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
10) Be A Confidant Woman Not A Gossiper
There is so much work to be done, especially among the four walls of our church. We tend not to trust each other because we know the moment we speak out our troubles, my sister is going to be ready to strike me down with gossip.
Healing and restoration should be a key part to mending others back to life. If we’re tearing down a person, how are we healing them?
Just remember that if someone is telling you a juicy gossip, that same person will talk about you. There’s no loyalty in gossip. Jesus says, “Do onto others as you would want done to you.” So before you gossip or listen to one, ask yourself, “Would I want to be listening to something about me spreading around?” Then, stop yourself from going any further. Gossip hurts, destroys, and it’s distasteful.
A confidant is someone who will listen to your sister’s trouble, console her, and pray with her. Follow up to make sure she’s holding up and encourage her along the way. Mentor her and uplift her to a higher place. We need to show what a woman of Christ should be.
Ephesians 4:29 (NLT)
Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.
11) Be A Doubtless Woman – Don’t Be Double-Minded
Matthew 5:37 (AMP)
Let your Yes be simply Yes, and your No be simply No; anything more than that comes from the evil one.
James 1:8 (KJV)
A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.
Being double-minded means to doubt. Doubting in yourself, doubting in God’s Word, doubting in every aspect of your life allows the enemy to enter and cause havoc in your situation.
How do we overcome this? Take all the promises that God gave us from this Bible and write them down. For every doubt you have, there’s a solution for it. For every problem you have, there’s a resolution. But we need to know what they are to speak against the enemy who’s attacking us. We can’t fight with our fists, bad tongue and claim victory. We have to fight with God’s Words, our good tongue, and speak these things to fruition.
Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
So, when your mouth wants to say, “You double crossing, no good….” You take a deep breath, take it to the Lord, hash it out with Him, and straighten up your mind and lips. Then, you go back to that person.
You practice until you perfect it. There will be a point in your life that you won’t doubt and you will recognize the enemy coming your way before he can strike at you. You’ll be ready for any attack that comes your way.