Contributing Writer, Minister Sonya Hosey, Ordained Clergy
If you’re one of those people who have a little voice in the back of your mind, saying, maybe I can do________ (fill in the blank), don’t tell it to be quiet, give it a room to grow, and try to find an environment to grow in.” Reese Witherspoon
I am confident we have a desire to be an influencer – voice of change and positively affect our families, churches, workplace, community, and, more importantly, within ourselves. Our environment includes the people, places, things, and thoughts we surround ourselves with. The setting can excel or stagnate you. Either way, something will change.
There are moments in our lives we may not get it right. Sometimes there are setbacks, disappointments, and delays. However, we must continue to allow ourselves to grow, fall, and get back up again. These are life lessons and growing pains. We should embrace our flaws and struggles because, we would not have found the strength to continue to fulfill God’s purpose without them. The good news, we must recognize and celebrate who we are, our true potentials, and who we are becoming in all situations.
Do not miss the opportunity to know your true worth. Self-worth is the belief that our life has value, significance, being good enough, and worthy of love. Remind yourself, without a doubt you are “fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Life experiences may have created low self-worth, self-esteem, doubt, and comparing yourself to others. Some seek the approval of others to validate themselves, not recognizing, only God validates. Give yourself permission to go through the process; these are the most inspirational moments to finding your true self and who God has created you to be.
In Galatians 1:10 (NASB) “For am I now seeking the favor of people or of God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.”
Ephesians 2:10 (NASB) reminds us that we are God’s “workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” God created us for his purpose. He knows what he wants us to do for him and with our lives. He has an exclusive blueprint for each of us to serve Him on this earth.
God has already endorsed, affirmed, validated, and given access for you to do what he has created you to do. You are empowered based on what Jesus has already done in and through you. Surround yourself with people and places which sharpens you. This is an opportunity to develop new skills. Venture into new restaurants, museums, and places you have never visited; laugh, dance, and celebrate yourself and each accomplishment.
Women, you have so many hidden gifts, listen to the “little voice in the back of your mind saying ou can do _____________ (fill in the blank)” and speak it loud with boldness and authority. yGod is expanding your influence and opportunity for His purpose; allow yourself room to bloom while growing and He will enlarge your territory. “If you are not willing to risk, you cannot grow, and if you cannot grow, you cannot become your best, and if you cannot be your best, you cannot be happy.” (Les Brown).
Closing Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you for guiding, comforting, and leading us through life circumstances. As you continue to teach us, we desire to know you far more deeply than we do. We thank you, God, for equipping, encouraging, and empowering us. We know all spiritual blessings come from you. In Jesus Name, we humbly pray – Amen.
Minister Sonya Hosey, Ordained Clergy
Founder/CEO – Iron Sharpens Iron – 4MySisters Network
Proverbs 27:17 “Iron Sharpens Iron, as one woman sharpens another.”
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