This post is a special post for all Ladies! I say all I say in love, please understand that we have to mature each day. It is okay to have preferences, but make sure you do it in love.
I have experienced some difficult situations when dealing with women, and God has finally released me from worry and indecisiveness about who I am to others and what I may or may not stand for in the light of others view. I show myself to be a friendly person to all people as a whole, and have learned to remain very humble in situations. We never know who is watching or who may be looking up to us to gain a good model of accountability. God’s promise will make your name great, NOT the people you are friends with, close to, associate with, or any admirer. God says “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing” Gen. 12:2 (NIV); Isaiah 42:1-7 (KJV); 2 Samuel 7 (NIV).
We may not like a certain girl or woman, but we must be accountable for the unnecessary evils passed by self-righteous judgment or basing a decision to write someone off because of the actions of a previous person or personal knowledge/ history.
Sometimes, we as ladies, do not give each other a chance to know each other. In some instances it is because we can become so defensive, jealous, envious, and blind with covetousness and straight confusion on what is true and knowledgeable.
What I have found in some personal cases of my own is that it is just a smoke screen that the enemy (Satan, the devil), will put up to prevent greatness from attaching to other greatness (one great lady to another great lady= POWER). Instead of pulling each other down ladies, let us choose the high road in God, show Godly love, lean not to your own understanding, and encourage each other at the very least.
Our Heavenly father speaks to us regarding showing favoritism. Displaying favoritism to intentionally cause a negative reaction is not an option in the kingdom of God. Ladies, please understand, that, if you consider yourself saved by God, please consistently display attributes of being a new creature in Christ by practicing daily, as there is a higher standard spiritually that rise up within us (God in US). It is also dangerous to measure ourselves against each other 2 Corinthians 10:12 (NIV).
There is no argument or doubt that we as ladies have a choice on who we associate ourselves with, but you do not have the right to try to intentionally demean or belittle the next lady, who is also a daughter of the King, your sister in Christ, as a way to make yourself feel greater, more important, or that you are better than.
The last thing Satan wants women to do is genuinely support one other spiritually, mentally, and physically, to achieve our purposes together and triumph together over imps, turtles, spiders, serpents, and cockatrice and knock the enemy out the park!
Remember Chaos and Confusion does not come from the LORD. Normally it defaults to our flesh, or the enemy using us literally or figuratively Gal 5: 19-21 (NIV). We should show each other the fruits of the spirit to ensure mercy is given back to us Gal 5:22-25 (NLT). You may have never felt that you needed mercy for yourself, and all was well. But there is always one thing that may bring us to our knees, make us humble yourself before the LORD, and ask what shall I do LORD and how shall I do it? Instead of criticizing another woman, pray for her that her precious eyes are opened to truth of God, and that she becomes coachable to new things and new ways of doing things.
When a person is new to salvation, they may or may not be held accountable for every little action, specifically knowing the right way to conduct oneself. Only God knows. But when we learn better, we are supposed to do better, and are actually held accountable of our thinking, and our actions towards others. The way you treat someone who you have nothing to gain from shows you where your integrity and character lies.
A great conference I would recommend for all ladies is coming to the DFW area next year 2017. The WTAL (Woman Thou Art Loosed – Bishop T.D. Jakes and First Lady Serita Jakes) conference will be held in Dallas next year 2017. For more information on Facebook, access it at http://www.facebook.com/wtalmovement/ or by accessing Google at wtalmovement.org/.
Be encouraged today and all days, Ladies! Love you all!