I’m not sure where to start with this post. So I’m just going to jump right in.
For the last couple weeks, I’ve been unconvinced that I could publicly call myself a Kingdom Woman.
First, I thought I couldn’t be a Kingdom Woman because I just don’t have it all together. But I quickly discovered through my readings that being a Kingdom Woman is not defined by having it all together.
Dr. Tony Evans defines her this way: “A Kingdom Woman is a female operating under the rule of God in every area of life.” That definition does reflect the true desire of heart.
But really, could this be me? So much self doubt kept me from believing I could PUBLICLY call myself a Kingdom Woman.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to hear Chrystal Hurst, the co-author of the book speak about the Journey of a Kingdom Woman. You know that feeling when you hear a message and you realize God is speaking directly to your heart and your situation?
Chrystal talked about the process of a diamond coming out of the deepest parts of the earth and going through a refining process. She also told us that the final beautiful product that we all cherish and desire is not perfect – it has flaws, but in the end, it’s still worthy of display.
Is this me? Flawed, yet still worthy of display?
What I’m learning to embrace is that if I live for Christ and publicly proclaim my quest to be a Kingdom Woman, Christ can use me to draw others to HIM.
And I’ve seen this happen several times in just the last week. Several friends have asked me what this Kingdom Woman thing I keep talking about. Some have purchased the book. They are now on their own journey to embrace biblical womanhood. If I hide in the corner and keep this to myself, I will miss opportunities to be used by God.
I also realized that Satan wants me to live defeated.
Satan wants me to feel unworthy.
Satan wants me to give in to my self doubt.
BUT, when I embrace my True calling as a Kingdom Woman, I remember and proclaim I am a daughter of the King.
Jesus said, “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.” John 15:16
Chosen. Appointed. Directed. Favored by the King of KINGS.
How empowering. How motivating. How amazing!
Jesus knows my faults and fears and yet He still wants to use me.
So I’m breaking free from my own negative self-talk (weight watchers anyone?) and proclaiming PUBLICLY: