The church is dying. It’s been in decline since 1976 and had its most drastic downturn in the last twenty years. But don’t worry, there is hope, a solution to the problem. You see her every time you look in the mirror, the one who brings hope and gives life. She is you. Yes, that’s right, you!
God wants to use you to bring his message of hope to the world. You are one of the answers to the churches much-needed rebirth. Rebirth, yes! An awakening– that’s God’s specialty. He makes all things new. He’s a healer, a mender, a fixer, a re-inventor, a reviver, a user of broken and unlikely people. He boggles the mind of the religious and He’s looking for women who will say yes to the adventure of following Him.
At this time in history, I believe that women are the unexpected people that God wants to use to bring the church forward. It’s time for us to rise up and elevate our voice, to fulfill the great commission. We are called to communicate, preach, teach, write, speak, baptize, evangelize, lead and make disciples.
For too long I let the opinions of others cause me to doubt what I felt the Lord speak to my heart. And now I regret that I’ve wasted precious time that I’ll never get back. I don’t want to see that happen to you.
That’s why I’m writing to you right now. I want my words to be an encouragement, offering reassurance that can be hard for us ladies to come by. I’m a girl that’s in your corner, who knows what it’s like to be discounted and disqualified because of my gender. A girl who’s done believing the lie that I don’t count, that my voice can’t move mountains. And here’s why, the same power that rose Jesus from the grave lives in you and in me and that’s the only qualification we need.
When you have the Holy Spirit you have everything.
Whatever that dream is that keeps you up at night, chase it down. I don’t care how outlandish or audacious it is, the bigger the better. In a crowd of naysayers there I am, proudly cheering you on with a smile on my face and a glint in my eye.
We get told no constantly in life. In a world full of no’s I hear God saying a resounding YES! to us, His girls. He’ll be with you each step of the way if you’ll only trust Him and go for it.
The hard part? You can’t worry about who will disapprove of you. We have got to obey God before man and stop letting fear win. Fear of failure, rejection, and ridicule. We need to start taking steps forward in obedience and trust God with the outcome.
I’d love to hear from you! What do you feel God leading you to do? What dreams do you have and whats stopping you from pursuing them? Leave a comment below and lets get this conversation started.