Ladies In Leadership

Darkened despair and anxiety ripples across the clutter of the mind. Echo voice’s its loud opinions and doubt takes over manifesting the unknown.

It’s a dark scary place. Yet, the only inhibitor is fear.

Fear has the ability to tighten its grip and entangle one with the claws of inferiority, lack, anxiety, doubt and rushing adrenaline. Fear is no respect of persons. It can attach itself to male or female, elder or child. Fear can cause un-comfortability yet it can cause change.

Fear does not have the ability to hold one in despair, nor drown one in regret and pity for an immense amount of time. Fear can also have the ability to evoke action and cause courageousness.

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”

-Michelle Obama

As a woman having a position in leadership whether socially or spiritually can be difficult. There are men that look down on other women and women that compete with other women instead of building one another up.

Society covertly diminishes the power of a woman to beauty and sex causing inadequacy; and within the church at times, being male dominated in leadership can and will detour a woman from doing the will of God.

Women shouldn’t allow society or the church to detour them from attaining a potential role in leadership. God despises fear and clings on to courage.

Especially in the shadows of the sanctuary comparison and envy renders its ugly head. Women in a shallow attempt to feel better about themselves, find themselves in silent competition and one-upmanship.

According to Author Natasha Sistrunk Robinson of Christian Today referenced Dr. Cleveland’s research which said to have revealed that women lack confidence in their own skills, abilities, and choices, and their identity in Christ is not secure. As a result, they add to the mounting list of things their sisters in Christ “should” be doing to gain other women’s approval and acceptance.

2 Corinthians 10:12 says that we wouldn’t put ourselves in the same class with or compare ourselves to those who are bold enough to make their own recommendations. Certainly, when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves to themselves, they show how foolish they are.

Janine Faulkner, Social media coordinator for the Blush Network understands the God given purpose for a woman in leadership.

To know who you are in Christ and how you can and should lead others in a way of righteousness is developing an intimate relationship with Christ. Having that inner knowledge of who and what God’s plans for you are starts with initiating a relationship with Christ and emulating the Lords Character.

Whether the CEO of an investment firm or a Sunday school teacher it inevitably starts with making the decision to put God first and to seek him in all that the Lord leads you to do and how He desires you to equip those that He puts in your path.

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