I must say I’m really humbled to have been given the opportunity to write for Blogs by Christian Women. I must admit that I’ve been blessed by the few posts I’ve read on this blog. And I give God the praise for using this medium to reach out to many women. I count myself blessed and graced and I can say the same for all women. WOMEN ARE FAVORED BY THE LORD!
An issue most women face, both young and old, is that of low self esteem. Truth be told, I was plagued by this until I met Christ. Low self esteem is demonic. It is the devil telling us we are not good enough, we can’t amount to anything. And when we give our lives to Christ, these statements progress to “No, God couldn’t love me. At least not after the manner I have lived in the past.”
He makes us doubt our salvation in the Lord. Because of our frail nature, we are prone to believe these lies. But the Lord calls us to trust Him and trust in the salvation Christ bought us. He reminds us that we are graced. Our salvation came as a result of grace.
We may have lived in sin, committed all sort of atrocities before we came to know Christ; be it adultery, fornication, envy, lies, orgies. We may have engaged in fraud, maltreated others… whatever it might have been. But the Lord says, “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, (s)he is a new creature; old things are passed away, behold all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). He says, “Do not remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. Behold I am doing a new thing!…” (Isaiah 43:18-19).
The Lord our God is so good and gracious. He aggressively forgives and forgets the things we did when we lived in sin as soon as we surrender to Him.
Dearest, there is no sin you can think of that you did that was not nailed on the cross!
Woman, thou are graced, thou are lifted up. Jesus is your righteousness. You are no longer judged by the things of old. You are new and God wants to bring you to a place of His glory, a place He desires to use you for His glory.
Has the Lord been calling you to take up a responsibility? Have you been nurturing feelings that you
are not worthy? Hear this, you are QUALIFIED because you carry Christ. You are well and able. Summon up courage and take up the assignment your God has given you. He would never have asked if He knew you were not qualified. But the truth is, He knows you can and He believes you can.
That’s right, God believes in you! Shouldn’t you start making your Father proud already! You fear you might disappoint Him? Well guess what? We all do! But the Lord Himself promised that He’ll be with us till the end of age (Matthew 28:20); through it all.
Now, has the Lord promised and not delivered? Has He ever told a lie? The answer to both of these is NO! He is a faithful God.
Oh dear fellow woman of the Lord, whose report shall you believe – the Lord’s or that of the father of all lies – Satan? Trust God. You are not inferior, you were ordained before you were born, by the Lord (Jeremiah 1:5). If the Lord has chosen you, do you then remove yourself from His awesome plan? I say no. Get on with God. Discover your purpose and run with Him. Let the Lord manifest His glory through you.
I say again, Woman You Are Graced!!!
Buife Nomeh is first of all, a child of God. In her twenties, she has experienced (emotional and spiritual) pain in the heart and has only found that her heart belongs to Jesus and, in Him, she is made whole. She is a single lady, a daughter, a sister, a friend and recently, a blogger. Her blog is where she talks about her experiences in this love relationship with God and shares whatever the Lord lays in her
mind to share. She loves to sing, dance in worship, pray, dine with the Lord in His Word and obey all that He commands. Here’s her blog http://thegodkindoflove.blogspot.com. You can also catch her on twitter @dGodKindofLove