You don’t see her very often, but when you do, you can’t take your eyes off of her. You see it in the way she carries herself, the way she speaks, in her gorgeous smile. You tend to think that she has an easy life. I mean, how else can she be so free? How else can she be so effective in living the life we are called to live as Christians? Dear sister, I am here to tell you that there are 5 Habits Of The Effective Woman Of God.
What does it mean to you to be an effective woman of God? Does that thought terrify you? Do you doubt you can be one of those inspiring women? Or does the possibility excite you? Does the thought give you hope? Do you begin to dream again? I hope and pray that you will be encouraged by this post.
She Guards Her Heart
We stop being effective when lies from our enemy enter our hearts. When they take root and suffocate the truth that the Holy Spirit has planted and nurtured. Those lies are like life sucking weeds. We need to guard our hearts against such lies. We must not allow them to live there.
At all cost, we must keep our hearts protect and defended against lies. Because everything we do comes from our hearts. If our hearts are hardened and broken from wounds, lies, shame and anything else, what do you think will come out of it? Harsh words. Critical spirits. Anxiety. Brokenness.
But, God promises that He will give us a new heart, one of flesh – yes, it is vulnerable and breakable, but what flows from a heart of flesh is the most incredible thing.
Life flows from this heart.
Life that can be imparted to others who desperately need it.
Living a life that is effective for God requires a heart of flesh.
She Chooses To Live In Freedom
Freedom is a choice we must make. We must turn to our Savior for our freedom. For His redemption and restoration. This isn’t easy as it forces us to look at our wounds instead of ignoring them. But I can tell you that it is so worth it.
What area would you like to experience freedom in? Share in the comments below so I can pray for you. I want freedom in having my picture taken. I hope to blog about that later on, perhaps going through the process of taking action in this area to gain freedom. But that is the area for me.
Living a life that is effective for God requires choosing to live in freedom.
She Wears Her Armor & She Chooses To Fight
Being an effective woman of God comes with a price. And it’s a price not many are willing to pay. You see, when we have been in bondage, our enemy has gained ground in our lives – and in some of us, a lot of ground. He has staked a claim. And he won’t revoke his claim without a fight. Do you know why?
If the enemy hasn’t had a chance to gain much ground in the heart of a woman of God, he will do everything he can to wreak havoc in her life, in her relationships, in her finances, in her heart. He is ready for a fight. But many times, we aren’t. We are not prepared. We don’t recognize the battle going on for what it is.
In order to be an effective woman of God, we must realize the spiritual battle that we are in, put on our armor and choose to fight.
Living a life that is effective for God requires putting on our armor daily.
She Knows Who She Is…And Whose She Is
Do you know why our enemy is so hellbent on destroying us?
It is because he fears the holy havoc free women of God will have on his turf.
Havoc is defined as a situation in which there is much destruction or confusion. He knows what your freedom and victory will do in someone else’s life! He knows that once you are free, you will not be able to keep it to yourself – just like the woman at the well – she had to go and tell everyone about her new found freedom. It is like a ripple effect. Your story will have a great impact on eternity.
Your story will have a great impact on eternity. Your freedom and abundant life will change lives! I know this from my own experience! I love the Lord of the Rings series.
I love the Lord of the Rings series. There is so much in it that resonates within my heart. I particularly love the scene between Aragorn and Eowyn. Eowyn is in the Great Hall when she pulls out her sword and begins to practice. She is preparing for battle. A great battle.
Watch the scene here – hear the words spoken:
My dear sister, You are the daughter of the Most High King, a shield maiden of Heaven. Your fate will not be to live the rest of your life in a cage – in bondage – without valor or courage. Know who you are and to whom you belong…
Living a life that is effective for God requires us to know whom our identity in Christ.
She Chooses To Bring Light Into Darkness
Part of becoming free and effective is sharing our stories with others. We love hearing other people’s stories. Especially stories of liberation, redemption and of how something so evil and horrible can be turned into something so beautiful and God-glorifying. It is such stories that bring hope and life.
God uses rescued people to rescue people.
This is so true. He does the rescuing, but He uses His story of our lives to do it. He has used my story to bring Light and Life to the broken and desolate.
Living a life that is effective for God requires us to bring His Light in the darkness.
The mess of our lives brings glory to God when we allow Him to clean it up.
He is the rebuilder of brokenness and the Restorer of things lost.
God wants us to live in freedom because that is when we are most effective in His kingdom!
I pray that you will have the courage to take those chains off and live free. To be an effective woman of God.
To help you remember these truths, I have created a lovely printable for you to save to your computer and print off.
This printable was created for my blog post “5 Habits of the Effective Woman Of God”.
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