Do you offer honor or contempt to your fellow sister?

As Woman of Influence, are we Influencing our fellow-woman to be the best woman she can be? Are we influencing her to shine, to walk tall, to love herself, to be the best she, she can be?

Are we building Up or tearing Down?

There was a time when I walked around thinking that my fellow-woman was the “enemy”, the one that I should compete against (in every area of life), the one that I should envy and despise.

Oh what a LIE and such a waste of time. Here’s what God showed me:

  • We were EACH created by Him (God) whom lavishes His love on EACH of us (the same)
  • He’s created us with intention, beauty and purpose (EACH of us, individually and specifically)
  • He created us to be influenced by Him and Him alone
  • He created us to fulfill a purpose that is ours, not hers
  • He created us to love what He loves (which includes one another) and
  • He created us for SO much more than we can EVER imagine and surely more that I can ever write!!

Are we building Up or tearing Down?

“Therefore, encourage on another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NASB)

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

We were NOT created to beat one another up (with words, looks, or thoughts). We were created to encourage and build up. We were created to think on such things that are true, pure, right, noble, lovely, admirable, whatever is excellent or praiseworthy are the things we should think on!!

My prayer for EACH of us as Beautiful, influential Women is that we would invite God  to give us a heart for Him SO THAT we can bring Him glory when we honor our fellow-woman. Oh how sweet it is when you can stand, sit or walk amongst women and genuinely love them without judgment, contempt or envy. How sweet it is to build up our fellow-woman!

Lord, we invite You into our hearts, the wellspring of life, the very essence of our existence, the center of our being in which You reside. Father, that you would allow us to see one another as you do, with Love and adoration. Father that we would build one another up because we’ve been torn down far too long. That by honoring one another we would bring glory to Your Name. Oh how sweet it must be when You see Your children truly loving one another. We pray expectantly in Jesus’ Name, Amen!