Women Vs. Kingdom Women
Did you know there is a difference between a woman and a Kingdom woman?
If you were to google the definition of a woman it would read "an adult female human being."
But is that's just it? A woman encompasses a variety of responsibilities and plays such a diverse role in our society today, from mothers, to business owners, to care takers you name it.
But who is a Kingdom Woman? - She is someone I am striving to become.
The very definition of a kingdom woman sets a high bar. After all, where is this woman—who is this woman—who regularly and consistently positions herself under and operates according to God’s complete rule over her life?
She must be the woman who sits next to me at church or the lady who always seems to have the time to serve others. She must have been a lady who has lived in purity. She must have been married to a Kingdom Man. She must be the woman who devotes her days in prayer, who loves others unconditionally and relentlessly pursues intimacy with God. She must be the woman who is modest. She must be the woman who seeks God's direction for her life.
Just like Eve, we women tend to spend more time analyzing what we are not or what we don’t have than recognizing who we were created to be. Satan’s victory with Eve started way before she ate that fruit. The bite was only the culmination. Eve’s demise began when she entered a conversation with the devil. And that’s what we do a lot. We talk. We rehearse on a daily basis what we don’t have or who we are not. We focus on the areas of our “garden” (our domain or our realm) that seem just out of our reach or control. We take the seed of discontentment offered by the evil one and inform our souls of our dissatisfaction, unhappiness, or displeasure.
Just like Eve we have a choice. We can choose to believe what God’s Word says about who we are and who we are created to be or we can entertain the lies planted by the enemy of our souls and cultivated by the culture we live in. Romans 10:17 says that “faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.” Everyday I can make the choice — the choice to both hear and believe that I am who He says that I am and I can walk boldly as a woman created for His glory.
My sister, you can do the same. You can choose to believe that when God created you, He knew what he was doing. You can choose to believe that when He allows both good and not-so-good into your life, still, He knows what He is doing. You can choose to believe that when you fail, and we all WILL fail, He will know exactly what He is doing when He loves you enough to forgive you over and over again.
Because he loved me then, loves me now, and will love me until I see Him and beyond, I choose Him. I choose to be a daughter of the King and seek to live a life that is pleasing to Him.
One day at a time, I choose to believe…
I’m a Kingdom woman.
Kingdom Woman. Those four-inch red heels don’t look easy to walk around in all day. But first looks can be deceiving. The right shoe made by the right designer and with the right materials can be not just wearable, but comfortable. God has designed a plan and a purpose just for you. We are not just fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14), we are created in the image of a radiant, magnificent God who is full of beauty and splendor.
Choose to believe. Wear His glory well. Walk on His runway.
Article partially taken from - Chrystal Evans Hurst.
Check out her book Kingdom Woman