Ladies, Ladies, Ladies, Anointed vessels of the Most High God, we need to talk.
In all of your elegance of speech and excellence in grooming some of you have erred in that you have brought a bit of worldly thoughts into the church. Let me explain.
For over 100 years in this country, women have been fighting for our rights. The right to be recognized as a valuable part of society and deserving of equal access to jobs, equal pay for our jobs and for the right to bare children without losing our jobs. We had to fight for the right to vote, and to have representation for that vote. We have fought on the street, in the court room, on the campus and even in our own homes.
While we have not completely won the war yet, we have been victorious in many battles. These have all been very worthy battles and have been won at great expense. We have a lot to be thankful for, we have gained good ground.
Now with all that being said, some of us have brought the feminist movement into the church, and that is not the place for it. We have felt the need to fight just as we have in the world for our respective places. We have openly spoken against anyone who doesn’t believe in women in ministry. Be careful of the words you speak over someone else. You will be judged by them. Allow the Holy Spirit to work and bring about change.
If you go forth like a bull in a china cabinet, you will wreak everything you come in contact with.
This is not the place for the feminism mentality; it is the place for the working of the Holy Spirit. Remember, it is not by power or by might, but by MY Spirit says the Lord.
Has God called you, sanctified you and put His word in your mouth, ABSOLUTELY! Now I ask you my sisters, if He has done all that, will He not also open doors on your behalf.
God is not a God of confusion. I Corinthians 14:40 Amplified – But all things should be done with regard to decency and propriety and in an orderly fashion.
When you join a church, you are to submit to the vision of that house. You do not come in waving your gifts around like it is something to be worshiped. You are to come in with a spirit of servanthood. You are there to help fulfill the vision of that house, not to disrupt the house with your vision.
Before God can trust you in a place of authority, you must learn how to submit to authority.
This leads me to a very important point; know the vision of the house before you join. Do not join a church just because you think it is a good place to network your ministry from. Seek the will of God for your life. Wherever the Lord plants you is where you should be. He knows the plans He has for you and the lessons you must learn to achieve what He has purposed you for.
Proverbs 23:12 Amplified – Apply your mind to instruction and correction and your ears to words of knowledge.
Build your Ministry with wisdom and seek the knowledge of God.
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought. Romans 12:1-3 Amplified “It’s time for a new attitude. Later for exalting yourself, because some of us think ourselves higher than we ought to.”
Whether or not a person recognizes the call on your life is irrelevant. Stop trying to prove yourself. It is the meek and humble in spirit that God will use to His Glory. Again, it is His Call on your life.
You really have nothing to do but submit to God. He has been using women to fulfill His commands since the beginning of time. Those who chose not to embrace that have issues with Him not you.
When the time comes for you to step out in “pulpit” ministry, God will exalt you. Remember promotion comes from Him.
In the meantime, the world is your pulpit. Every time you open your mouth is an opportunity to minister. You should be constantly sharing the love of God with others. This does not mean you preach at people all the time, quite the contrary, to minister simply means to serve. By attending to the needs of others, you are ministering to them.
God has called you to carry His seed which is His word. Don’t miscarry by not submitting to His ways and His will because you are trying to make the church operate like the world.
Stop worrying about the future, God has already been there and set it in order on your behalf.
Be Blessed mighty vessels of Honor, God has great need of you and will exalt you.
© Coylette James 2008