How bold are you?

How bold are you?

written by Ashley July 6, 2019

“Do you consider yourself a bold woman of God? Are you a risk taker?  Women wear a lot of hats inside and outside of the home-it is easy to get bogged down with the everyday rush.  Take a moment today and think about what happened today.  Did you live your life based on God’s Will?  Did you carry yourself in a manner that is infectious to others?”  Live a bold life for God, and all the other things will fall into place.”

Do you consider yourself a risk taker?

I have stared at this question trying to decide if I am a risk taker or if I am a conformer. Just this year I decided that I wanted to live a life worth living. I strive to live out God’s will for my life daily and truthfully, some days, it’s hard. I recently read an article referring to being a bold woman of God. The article gave me a sense of awareness that I can do better!

I am not afraid to admit that living out God’s will in this day and time is hard, even feels impossible some days. But, why? Why is it so hard to live boldly for Christ? The word “bold” is what draws me back a bit. I am not sure I can consider myself confident and courageous some days. The world isn’t always accepting of living your life out for Christ.

If you are like me, you have so many ideas and things in your mind to make this world a better place, but afraid to speak up. But what are we afraid of? Aren’t we supposed to be living our lives to satisfy our Lord, and not our peers? Our goal as women of God should be to strive to be an example of Proverbs 31. “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” Jeremiah 29:13

A Proverbs 31 woman serves God in every aspect of her life. She isn’t focused on being perfect or in charge. This woman is committed to living her life for Christ and with purpose. The part I struggle with is a Proverbs 31 woman seeks His will for her life and follows God’s ways without hesitation; she serves Him with no interruptions. I wish I
could honestly say that I do this every day, but I find myself hesitating and questioning God’s ways so many times.

Time for a Change

Several months ago, I decided it was time for a change. I felt like I was drowning and made the decision that I needed to change, not just changing the situations around me. Women are often responsible for juggling tasks inside and outside of the home-whether that is working a full-time job, being a homemaker, or managing relationships outside of
the home, the list could go on and on. I know I get so busy trying to keep everything together that I sometimes forget where my strength comes from. Proverbs 31 states a virtuous woman is clothed in strength and dignity. I believe women forget the piece, that it takes strength to get through the day completing all the tasks at hand, it just
becomes our nature.

Being “clothed in strength and dignity” has several meanings to me. I am constantly working to be a better version of me than I was yesterday, being resilient, embracing change, getting up each time I fail and trying again, and pushing
forward when I feel I simply cannot take another step…so, throughout the day it doesn’t occur to me that all of those things came from “living boldly” for Him.
Second Corinthians 3:3 reminds us, “Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ Himself wrote it-not with ink, but with God’s living Spirit; not chiseled into stone but carved into human lives-and we are the publishers”. So, what are your lives saying about yourself? Are you living your life out for Christ? We
need to imitate God so that others around us will follow, be the change you wish you could see in the world.

How Bold are You?

I realize a lot of woman struggle within their marriage and self-worth. No matter what the circumstances are, YOU are valued in Christ. Proverbs 31:10 reminds us that we are worth more than rubies. Proverbs goes on to explain that husbands should have full confidence in their wives. If you feel like that piece is lacking in your marriage or any relationship, please know that God is confident in you. The only person we need to impress and live for is Christ, none of the other opinions matter. God would not give you the life you live if He was not confident that you could master it.

Sisters, take a minute to appreciate yourselves. Dwell on the strengths that God has given you. He has clothed you in strength and dignity. Do not let bad relationships or the ways of the world silence your strengths! Use these strengths to glorify God and improve the lives around you. Laugh without fear for tomorrow, live the best life you can live, today.

Read also: How to be a strong woman

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