I write this article on women because we are the core of our families. The stronger our families, the stronger the Church will be. Women are the souls of their marriages. This means that in the same way that the soul administrates our thoughts, emotions, feelings and volition from our being, women can administrate either positive or negative things with the same passion in their marital homes.
A company with a strong administration is bound to prosper and will be able to stand against any obstacle to its functioning. The same is true when it comes to our homes. It is the woman who sets the temperature and environment in the home which will determine that which is possible to be cultivated and grown in that given family. Women who are effective are those who are connected to the purpose of God and are successful in connecting their homes to that purpose. It will take your personal commitment to your assignment to fulfil your destiny. God created your soul to be the seat of all passion. You were created to be a passionate being. But this passion was given to you to fuel you into fulfilling the purpose of God.
Women usually come under many pressures of trying to accomplish several things at the same time. But due to your in-Christ identity, you can suppress these pressures by finding your rest in Christ. It is now the perfect time for you to use all of your gifts, talents and potentials, and become the purposeful woman God created you to be. Know that this will require some drastic changes in your life. I would like to share with you some practical truths I have learned from my husband.
- Seek God’s authority and not man’s majority!
Being addicted to people’s approval will hinder you from having God’s best. Many times the will of God is the most unpopular thing to do. When you find yourself in a situation where you think you may be tempted to compromise, remember that you are to keep your motives and intentions pure and God will always rise to your defence.
- Serve in the local church without expecting to receive the right to vote.
Trust in God; believe in His integrity and His ability to reward you. Do not use your service as a means to obtain people’s admiration or seek to establish your popularity.
- Refuse to receive without giving as a response to what you have received.
When you give, give without being motivated with the desire to be recognized and God Himself will reward you openly.
- Be a trustworthy woman
Become a trustworthy woman of one heart and mind. Be a person in whom your authorities, husband, family and friends can trust confidently and rely on your sincerity. Be without malice and it will be much easier for people to trust you.
- Do not be idle.
If no one has employed you, employ yourself and do something with your hands to have what you can use to invest in the Church and your household. The Word of God says that it is a more than virtuous woman who brings food to her household from a far country (Proverbs 31:10-31).
- Honour Authority
The honour you give to your father and mother in the Lord will determine the degree of honour you reap in your own life. Know that your spiritual parents in the world have been assigned to usher you into the centre of God’s plan for your life. By dishonouring or lightly esteeming them, you are only delaying yourself. Acknowledge the place that the Lord has given them and never allow a negative word about them to proceed from your mouth (Ephesians 6:1-3).
- Guard your heart
Guard your heart in such a way that the abundance of your heart will speak words of life and not death. The more devoted you become in speaking words filled with the Spirit, the more the efficiency of your authority will increase. Things will be so different in your life if you would devote yourself to speak words of life and not death. Acknowledge that you have received the divine character of Jesus Christ. Let all your actions be garnished with the fruit of the Spirit for this is what it means to walk in the Spirit. This is something you are unable to do by your own efforts. It will flow from your degree of fellowship with the Holy Spirit. Rely on Him to make you the exact reflection of the image of Christ (Proverbs 18:20-21, Galatians 5:22-23, 1Peter 3:4).