Dedicated to my daughters Nia & Andrea
Contrary to popular belief you are a vital piece to God’s divine plan. Created with divine purpose given the power and authority to carry out God’s will here on Earth (Genesis 1:26-28). You are a chosen ambassador, chosen to represent the Kingdom of Heaven. You are Man’s helper, yes a helper (Genesis 2:18) and though this word has been used to devalue you, you wear the title proudly because you know that a helper is someone who is stronger or as strong as; smarter or as smart as the person you’re trying to help. Contrary to popular belief you are not the weaker link.
You are trusted by God. Trusted to carry, nurture and protect God’s most precious creation, life, trusted to carry His only begotten Son. Yes the child-bearing process is painful but you are incredibly strong and able to bear this burden. Contrary to popular belief it’s not a Man’s world. You are a daughter of Abraham (Luke 13:16), a “mother of nations” (Gen.17:16) and co-heir with Christ. His blood, His Spirit, His peace and abundant life, your inheritance, it was rightly given to you too. (Zelophehad’s daughter’s Numbers 27:7)
You are a powerhouse my Proverb 31 sister. Able to make and close deals, successfully raise the next generation (Virtuous Wife), lead an army (Deborah), lobby before kings and intercede for a nation (Queen Esther). You are a powerful and influential woman able to save a nation or topple a government (Delilah, Jezebel, Herodias and Salome). By the way ladies this is a power we need to keep in check use them for good not evil (smile!).
Contrary to popular belief you are more than a pretty face, more than your sensual curves, you’re a warrior, a minister [Many women minister to Jesus: Luke 8], a teacher, a passionate deliverer of the good news. “Come; see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Messiah?” (The Samaritan Woman by the well (John 4:28:30 NIV). You are a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a good friend. You are a savvy and smart individual with God’s gift of patience, endurance and selflessness skillfully embedded inside of you.
So the next time someone tries to devalue you, deny you, limit you or try to ignore the power and the gifts of the Most High inside of you. Remind them who designed you, chose and trusted to bring forth life through you, redeemed you and elevated you, you daughter of Abraham, my beautiful Proverb 31 sister. Boldly say to the ones who try to oppose you, I am a daughter of the King of Kings, able to do all things through Christ. I am Woman, fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). Amen.