Weak Women

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

How would you describe yourself? Grab a pen and take a moment to write down a few adjectives. Your list may include words such as:

Loving
Adventurous
Giving
Resilient

While these are beautiful qualities, have you ever described yourself as weak? WEAK?!

I can see you cringing. Most women do not want to be called weak. It is an insult. We want to be seen as strong individuals, who are confident and capable of handling whatever comes our way. Our culture affirms the strong woman stereotype and we are led to believe that we should always exude strength.

Thankfully, the standards of this world are not God’s. As His daughters, it is okay for us to be weak. No one is purely strong. There are areas of our lives where God has blessed us with the ability to thrive. Similarly, there are also areas where God has purposely allowed us to struggle. God does this to build our dependence on Him and prevent us from making idols of ourselves.

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Overcoming Fear

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“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”    2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV

Fear is something that we battle daily. It knocks on our door as we prepare for a job interview or embark on a new business venture. It tries to hold our hand when a relationship we thought would last forever ends. And it attempts to wrap its arms around us after God reveals vision of our life.

While it is natural to experience fear, know that it is more than an emotion –it is a spirit. The enemy sees no problem in using it as weapon to prevent us from pursuing our God-given purpose. We can spend years bound by fear, unable to take the next steps in fulfilling our destiny. It is incredibly important that we learn how to overcome fear! Here are three strategies: Continue reading “Overcoming Fear”