Recently, I had an opportunity to speak with a group of ladies who shared with me their desire to re-access their commitments. Mind you these were not ladies who were not actively involved in their families, ministries and community involvements.
The conversation began with "Lady Leaders" who were feeling a sense of burn out. A sense of not continuing without purpose. The actions of these ladies began with purpose, planning and executing a complete design of how life would be.
Some of the ladies were in continued education, while some were homemakers, and others at one time felt complete in their corporate settings.
Fortunately for some, things have changed. The commitments now seem overwhelming and the joy of the purpose has escaped. The defined plan has not evoked into what now seems like mandated pressure instead of peace and passion of the assignment.
The Apostle Paul made a statement which is truly a directive of what has happened....
1 Corinthians 13:11
When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
We grew up! What once was so important....now we don't sweat the small stuff!
What once was imperative that it be accomplished in a certain period of time, we now allow the Holy Spirit to define the time table.
What once was so demanding in order to compete with what society calls success, we now call upon the Father to guide our paths and direct our steps.
Oh what a relief it is! When we commit to an assignment, a call, an occupation or the like, the integrity of our lives cause us to want to live up to what we have promised.
While I agree our character and integrity is essential for success, as I have matured from the child-like stage, I now realize we each must ask God for guidance BEFORE we make the commitment.
Many of us state we pray, before we make the commitment, or do we pray knowing we are going to make the commitment without the final decision from the Father?
One of the most difficult words in our vocabulary is "no". We don't want to offend, we don't want to hurt someone's feelings, and in some cases we don't say no, because we fear we won't be accepted.
As a Lady Leader, I beseech you to become mature in your prayer life and your listening to the heartbeat of God for answers, decisions and commitments. I am a witness life shall be oh so grand....growing up involves the pains of stretching from immaturity to maturity. Yet the peace that surrounds a mature being is one that surpasseth all understanding.
Grow with me....as a Lady Leader....and always
Walk In Power!
Editing- Evangelist Denise Jackson-WOP Charter Member