Women Are Meant to Overcome

Most women know how to harness their inner strength to face challenges; but not all are able to overcome their trials at the right time they are supposed to. Some trials last longer for some women who have lost their way and have dampened spirits in the face of adversity.


Despite struggling to overcome, there are some women who feel trapped in their current circumstances. They feel helpless and harassed by what life is throwing at them. Some even feel powerless because of the failure and rejection they receive time and time again. This can lead to feelings of insecurity, isolation and hopelessness for their future.


Aside from losing hope, these women become prone to falling into the ‘blame game’. Some turn their anger inward and blame themselves for their mistakes and wrong choices they have made in the past; but others turn their fury outwards. They put the blame on other people (whether or not these people are at fault) which promotes conflict and discord in their surrounding environment. While it is tempting and easy to point fingers, blaming only makes any situation worse. It does not solve anything and can make it even harder to focus on finding the right solution.  


One enlightening quote about blame comes from an equally inspiring woman, Oprah Winfrey. She said, “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” Even if you feel trapped in your current circumstances, there is always a way and a reason for you to move on.


In God’s eyes, no woman is unworthy of DIVINE EXALTATION. No matter what mistakes you have made in the past that have put you in the situation that you are in, your cries to Him will always be heard. Lift your worries up to the Lord, and He will give you the strength you need to break free from your troubles



Follow in the Footsteps of Jesus

If you were born during Jesus’ time, would you have been His disciple, or would you be one of those who had him crucified?

We could never tell for certain how people of today would have treated or reacted to Jesus during His time here on earth. However, the people of today need to know that Jesus suffered and died at the cross for a very important reason: for us to enjoy God’s love and every single blessing that we have today.


“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”

-Isaiah 53:5


We are living with God’s favor today because of Jesus’ sacrifice. Despite knowing what He was about to face, He obeyed the will of the Father and paid the price for our salvation. Our relationship with God today is made possible because of this. It is a crucial blessing often overlooked, but we always have the opportunity to come to God in humility and thanksgiving.


But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:57


We can thank God for His unconditional love for us through prayer and good works that are pleasing in His eyes. Many of us claim to love God, yet continue to betray Him with unfaithfulness and sins. We often forget that every sin we make is like a spear that pierces the heart of Jesus. Now, do you still want to follow the ways of man instead of God’s?


Surrender your selfish, worldly desires and follow in the footsteps of Jesus! You may not have been born during Jesus’ time, but you can still be His disciple by following Christ’s ways and His teachings. 1 John 3:16 says, “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.” ‘Laying down our lives for our brethren’ doesn’t automatically mean we have to literally give up our lives for them. To follow in the footsteps of Jesus, we must first know more about Him and His works of mercy. We can show others what it means to be Christian by following Christ’s amazing example. And if there is a best person to follow, it’s Jesus, our Lord.



Heal Your Broken Heart


Have you been suffering from a broken heart?

Everyone, at one point or another, experiences the pain of having a broken heart. This is something that is common to men and women all over the world. Though the causes or reasons are vastly different, the resulting feeling is the same.

The feeling that comes from having a broken heart is not at all desirable. There is a heaviness on your chest, your mood grows dim, your will diminishes and your spirit is dampened. Your attention may often get divided and you can have difficulty remaining focused. Some people even manifest their pain physically as a result. Loss of appetite, insomnia, headache and muscle pain are just some of the physical effects that can come with it.    

What do you do when you have a broken heart? Unlike other physical pains, a broken heart is something that cannot be healed that easily. You may know the symptoms; you can even self-diagnose, but it is difficult to self-medicate. Thankfully, we have a Healer in Christ Jesus who we can turn to in order to mend our hearts and make them whole once more.   

The Bible says:

The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart,

And saves such as have a contrite spirit.

Psalm 34:18 NKJV


The Lord understands the pain of heartbreak more than you realize. He went through the same pain when He endured His Crucifixion. His beloved people turned against Him, humiliated Him, tortured Him, and degraded Him until the very end. If you think having your heart broken by one person whom you loved and trusted is tough, think of all the people who have broken/continue to break God’s heart because of their transgressions! God knows your pain. And He is there waiting to heal your heart and give you peace.    


Recite this prayer:

“Dear God, come heal my broken heart. Show me the way to overcome this pain through the grace of your most Holy Spirit. You alone can lift me up in this time of sorrow. Amen.”


Women of Today

As women of today, so much is expected of us. We are expected to excel in both our personal and career lives. Oftentimes, we wonder if we are doing enough or if we are lacking in one aspect or another. Are we caring enough for our family? Are we there enough for our children and/or husband? Are we spending enough time with them? Are we providing enough financially? These thoughts can cause stress and put too much pressure on women. This can lead to frustration, guilt, anger and sadness.


When this happens, what do you do?


As Christians, we are blessed to always have God on speed dial. In Him, we receive the kind of peace that only He can give. He gives us hope and assurance that our prayers will never go unanswered. He pours out His love on us and works on our behalf.


God is the one who can calm our restless souls. We can find rest in Him, anytime of the day, 7 days a week. Whenever you feel overwhelmed by your duties and responsibilities as a mother, daughter, wife, sister or a friend, just put yourself before God’s presence and lift your thoughts up to the Lord. God is telling all the women of today, “Be still and know I am God!


Even in our homes, we are constantly faced with challenges that test the limits of our patience, kindness and understanding. Whatever situation you are dealing with, whether in your home or in your workplace, remember to hold on to God’s word. Recite this verse from Psalm 107:28-29 and let your spirit receive the peace of Christ.

Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Psalm 107:28-29



The Value of Silence

There is a lot of noise in the world today. You can find noise both inside and outside your home,  from so many different sources. Various sounds constantly compete in calling our attention; but did you know that you are also being called to come in silence?


In order to experience more of God in our lives, we need to come into silence. We need to have moments of silence with God and create an atmosphere for prayer. Though most of us are extremely busy and are always on the go, taking a little bit of time for prayer and quiet conversation with God will make our lives less stressful and our daily challenges less difficult.


The time you spend in prayer is never wasted. Confessing your heart to God is an exercise we all should practice. Prayer is the way we communicate with our heavenly Father. We should make it our business to speak with Him daily.


“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Ephesians 6:18


Take a silent moment at the beginning of the day to pray. Discover the value of silence and instill it in your daily life. Through solemn silence, we can position ourselves better to hear God’s voice.


We can use our time of silence to read and meditate on the Word that comes to us. Pray with Scripture and open your mind to receiving the Word of God. God’s power, wisdom and mercy are revealed to us in the Scriptures. It gives us strength in faith and hope.   


In every prayer, we must also not forget to give thanks and praise to God. You can pray for anything, but also do not forget to say how thankful you are to God for everything He has done for you. Your silent moment with God is also a second for giving glory and gratitude. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says, “In all things we must give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”



You Know Better

Every temptation is an invitation from the enemy to walk away from God and follow him instead. But as God’s children, we do know better!

We know that thing will get us into trouble; we know that lying is going to bite us back someday; we know revenge won’t do us any good; we know that our pride won’t make any peace. Temptation often presents itself in a beautiful package, but we know the true ugliness that is inside – SIN.

Some of us fall down and give in to temptation because of spiritual weakness. We let doubt and fear enter our weakened hearts and minds and we are misled to make decisions that seem like the better choice. This is why we must always call on God for strength. We must call on the Spirit of the Lord to guide us.

Our closeness to the Father will allow us to recognize every temptation that presents itself before us. Reading God’s word will also help us affirm the rightness of the choice that we are about to take. We must always keep ourselves in prayer to discern what is the right thing to do.

Another way to resist temptation is to remove its sources in your life. There may be things, people or situations in your life where temptation thrives. Try to remove yourself from these sources and step into a more godly atmosphere. Surround yourself with God’s faithful people and be inspired by their walk of faith to do the same.

When a situation comes where temptation confronts you all of a sudden, what should you do?

The answer is simple: Call on God’s name and simply walk away!

Calling out the name of the Lord will give you the strength, wisdom and discernment to walk away from temptation. Don’t let yourself give in! You know better to walk away and save yourself from future pain and suffering. 


God Is Our Common Ground

In a world where many have grown cold to others, we have the duty and responsibility to bring the warmth of God’s love to His people.

As women of Christ, we have the favor of being united with His Spirit. We have the capacity to show kindness and compassion to people who need our aid and attention. We have words in our mouths that can bring healing and encouragement to the weak and the broken. Every day, we are given the choice to humble ourselves before God and others and carry out His word.

In the Bible, there are notable women who have shown incredible faith and exemplary deeds that contribute to God’s divine plan. Just like Sarah, Esther, Ruth, etc., we are also capable of great words and deeds that bear fruit.

Now, are you willing to walk as a woman of God?

In all things, we are called to bear with one another in love. Even though we may have differences with others from a different race, religion, culture or upbringing, we all belong to one family in Christ Jesus. God continues to call us to live in unity.

When differences continue to divide us, let us strive to seek our similarities. God is our common ground! He is our Creator, our Almighty Father in heaven. To Him we owe our lives, all that we have, and all that we are yet to receive.

We are called to have unity and maturity in the Body of Christ. We must learn to accept one another just as Jesus Christ has taught us in the Bible. At times when our peace and understanding is threatened, we must remember what God has told us.


Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Ephesians 4:31-32

Seek God in your heart and join me walk with other women of Christ. He is our common ground. Let us speak up as women of Christ for peace, justice and righteousness for others. 




Be Sensitive to the Spirit

The days in which we live in can seem frightening to most of us. A lot of things are happening in the world that can cause us fear and anxiety. There is conflict, poverty and disease in many parts of the world and even in our own communities. We struggle to fight these conditions day after day; and sometimes, we get too tired that we start to lose hope.  

God is our Father and Savior. He is an ever present help in times of trouble. He is there for us to turn to Him when we are troubled. The Bible says in Proverbs 18:10, “The name of the Lord is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.” When we get stressed and anxious because of the worries of the world, let us not forget that we will be safe under the power and protection of God.

The Holy Spirit can renew the face of the earth. If we allow ourselves to be filled with the grace of the Holy Spirit, we can be the instruments of God’s work. The world will be a better place if we take on the roles that God has provided for us.

We often forget that we have been entrusted to be stewards of God’s creation. Part of this assignment includes our responsibility towards our fellowmen. We must stand as shining examples of our faith and share God’s goodness with others. Our mission is to introduce people to God and bring God to His people. 

To do this, we must learn to be sensitive to the Spirit. Being sensitive to the Spirit of the Lord means knowing God better, listening to His Word, and using our God-given gifts to carry out His teachings. When we are sensitive to the Spirit, we draw courage from the Lord to perform great deeds that create positive change in the world around us.



Choose the Standards Which You Live By

The world has many standards that often take our attention away from the will of God. We are keenly aware of what other people have in their lives, but are we fully aware of what we have in ours?

God has placed something very special inside each of us. He has given us the power to transform and be transformed through faith and obedience.

Before the earth was even created, the Lord already had a Divine Plan for us. Not many people are aware of this, and even believers tend to forget. That is why a lot of people around the world are stuck with feelings of depression, purposelessness, frustration, and defeat. They think that their life is completely lost in the chaos of the world and there is no way out of their dire situation.

If you feel that you are one of these people, you need to shift your life to God’s will. You need to filter what standards you will live by. Some of the world’s standards may not be very beneficial in your life, so you need to screen which ones are not helpful.

There are contributing factors which shape our being–success, status, outward appearance, material possessions, etc. Standards like these hold a place in every individual. They affect our way of thinking. But, always remember that these are things of the world. These aren’t permanent and they will fade as the world will perish.

God’s word, on the other hand, is eternal. When we align our lives to the will of God, we open ourselves to receiving all the glorious things He has for us. He has prepared for us divine blessings that will help us on the path to fulfilling our destinies.

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”

1 Peter 4:10-11

Let’s choose to follow God’s standard by being faithful to His word through our thoughts and actions.

Small Blessings Are Part of Your Big Future

Testimonies often give us hope and increase our faith in the Lord. There are times, however, when we hear other people’s testimonies and we start to ask God, “When will I receive mine?”

When you hear incredible testimonies from other people, the tendency is, you aspire to have an amazing testimony of your own. Just as our faith is vulnerable, our hope is too. Sometimes, we get impatient and we listen to the whispers of the enemy.  The enemy always tries to inject doubt in our minds and the feeling of hopelessness in our hearts. To fight this, we have to consider investing in our hope with Jesus.

The word of God is a great source of hope and that’s where we should focus. “We live by faith and not by sight.” We trust that everything is under control even when we are in the toughest situations.

Every day, God is doing something for our lives. It may seem small now, but it is part of His plan towards giving you a bigger and better future.

Do you believe that God will direct you in every step? Do you trust that He is under control of your life? Do you acknowledge that everything He has planned for you is merely for your own good? Trust is all you need and you will soon find yourself giving your own incredible testimony.

We do not need to wait for grand testimonies to give God gratitude for His works. We have already been given so many blessings from above that are deserving of thanks and praise to the Father.

Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
    his greatness no one can fathom.

Psalm 145:3

We do not praise God to get a blessing. Rather, we praise God for all the many blessings He has given. We acknowledge that all we have comes from Him.

Trust God in order to see His power work in your life.