I’m gonna put a challenge out there. I really would love to see this post get more comments than any post I have ever posted. And I don’t mean by like 5 or 10 comments. I’m talking about blowing all posts out of the water. If you read this, leave a comment. If you get to this line…keep reading and then leave your comment.
Every Sunday night we have a women’s group and we are spending 8 weeks walking through what it looks like to overcome. I am not the one running this group, yet, I’m so excited because as you know I LOVE this topic. As I was looking at the meaning of the word overcome the word vanquish jumped out at me. Vanquish means to defeat thoroughly. Not sort of overcome, not kinda walk in freedom, not a little bit of bondage broke off….no we are talking DEFEAT THOROUGHLY!!!! Oh boy….I love that word.
So we have been walking the last four weeks together talking about different things. Last week it was on envy and how we as women walk in such envy of other women. We want their parenting skills, their legs, their hair, their home….and on and on and on!!!! You know what I’m saying. The spirit of envy leads to the spirit of murder, if you look at most relationships in the Bible that ended in death or the attempt on another’s life was out of envy.
So this week we were to come with what were talented in and passionate about. Because rather than being envious of other women and their talents and gifts we want to raise them up, encourage them, be glad for them. We need not stand and judge, tear down, and wish for them to fall on their faces. But we do…it’s innately in us and it’s ugly. What if we as women built one another up, became one another’s biggest fans, celebrated one another’s successes?
So what I want to know in the comments section here….I would love to know three talents that you have and something you are very passionate about. This isn’t easy, we tend to shrink, to be less, but it’s time to step out of that. Because last night as we sat in our groups and talked about these things it awoke an excitement as each women talked about their talents and passions. It made me so excited for what God was going to do in their lives. It’s not that we rise for the pride and accolades of man but of the Father. It’s the pride of the Father because he made us, he formed us, he placed these things inside of us.
As it came around to my turn I was asking the Lord what the answer was to my own talents and passions, the things that came up seemed so different than what I thought and they were even things I used to walk in such shame about in my character.
Hi, my name is Lu,
I have realized in my life that I do not do anything half-a$$, I’m extremely obedient, I am a natural born leader and my passion is to see women realize truly who they are in the Lord, and also the strengths they possess. Fitness is the platform in which I love watching this unravel itself….
It’s your turn….Be bold, tell us who you are, let us get excited for you!!!!! Men, if you’re reading this, tell us who you are as well, we want to know!!!!