Woman, do you ever feel like a dead tree, even though you know God has filled you with living water and knowledge/wisdom that needs to be shared? Well, be encouraged. Do what's necessary to go from feeling like a dead tree to BEING the fruitful, flowering tree that God wants to make you.
When they say, "You are a strong woman." or "You are an independent woman.", are they being insulting? Are they suggesting that weak and dependent is what they expect the norm to be for women?
Isaiah 61"For the Spirit of the Lord God is upon me;.." https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/mclean/kjv/Isa.61
Nov - Links to TPM Wearables for purchase.
Oct - Mistaken for the side piece.
July - I Cor 7:34 - An Observation, not a Command.
May - Women, we change the atmosphere.
March - Women's History:
Black Women Preachers;
No More Smallin' Up of Me; Our Greatest Fear.
February - Valentines...daily!
Dec - Christmas..don't get too deep.
Nov - Happy Thanksgiving!
October - That's not worship.
August - The devil is a liar!
July - Where do you f-i-t?
June - "No" instead of "Go".
April - Let them "kill" you.
March-Woman, You are good
February - What ministry is calling you?
January - Woman, Go!
November-Don't be a Jonah.
October - It's Time for a new
September - Youth, here is something you can conquer.
July - Passive/Aggressive Leaders.
June - It's hard to leave.
May - Woman, why are you
April - Passive/Aggressive people.
March - God will give you His
own special pulpit
Feb - Rejection can be a blessing.
January - Snakes in your life.
I heard an actor say he never thought he would be an actor, but he took a job when he was at his lowerst and ended up acting for 20 years. There are a couple of ministerial things I do that I would never have chosen or even known to chose, but they chose me! And they fit! I never would have thought that I possess knowledge and wisdom to assist certain people.c I am aware that God uses whoever God needs to use to answer a person's situation, yet, we also know that individually, we are all chosen to do specific things, to major in specific callings/gifts/knowledge/wisdom. The actor said he did what came to him and it was the right thing.
We all know of people who are very young, unchurched or perhaps not up to par with what society may think is knowledgeable or smart, but are 'talented" at something particular that edifies our life. Even we may be considered by some as not capable of particular things, but we are also very good at some things.
People struggle trying to make this or that happen and it never does, while ignoring what keeps coming to them because it’s not what they would choose. If something or some one with particular issues continually come to you because they believe you have the answer or comfort they need, then apparently you do and haven't realized it. Example: Have you ever noticed how gravitate towards the leader in the bunch, even if that person does not have a title that suggests leadership? That person has something that caused people to trust them to lead or help them accomplish whatever needs to be accomplished. People will listen to the titled leader, then go to someone else for clarification or direction because they see leadership on that person who doesn't have the title.
Listen, surrender. Sometimes, those in need see what/that you have in you what will fill their spiritual/emotional/intellectual need. Trust what they see in you and start giving it out. Listen to who comes to you, then listen to what God tells you to speak to or do for them, and WATCH what happens. You will be amazed. Twenty years later, you will be mentoring people to whom you never would have thought you had any to offer. You will be building, tearing down, edifying, reorganizing, traveling, speaking and encouraging people in ways that you never would have chosen for yourself, but you will be enjoying the work tremendously.! (Romans 12, I Corinthians 12:1-11)
Go ahead and see. Now, GO! (Matthew 28:19-20)
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