The clamour for women empowerment and the fight for women rights have been a heated debate for a really long time. Some opine that a womanâs duty in life is just to tend to her husband and children and generally keep the home and that women ought not to have career goals but rather focus as just home makers. Women who are ambitious about their life goals are not well respected as they tend to seem as bossy independent women who will never do well as home makers.
The heated debate seems to me as a long ending issue that will keep surfacing overtime. But then recently, in my quiet time with God, I came across a verse in the Book of Judges that gave me something really deep to think about.
In Judges 4:4- âAnd Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that timeâ.
I meditated deeply on this verse and The Holy Spirit gave me a new understanding. Deborah was not just a wife of Lapidoth but she was a prophetess and a judge over Israel. The main point here is that she was fulfilling the specific divine purpose God has for her in addition to being a wife. Every woman on earth has a general purpose to love God, be a help meet to her husband and a successful home maker. Although, some may have decided to be celibate for life for personal or religious reasons, they are still fulfilling purpose.
However, there is more to every woman on earth that goes beyond raising a family but in being a blessing to her world and a purpose driven woman at that. Itâs not about been a Mrs. ABC or the wife of Mr. Rich and Famous. Esther was not just the Queen and the wife of King Ahasuerus, she was a woman who fulfilled the specific divine purpose God has for her. God is a God of Purpose. Women need to develop a robust relationship with God and have a sense of purpose in line with Godâs. As a single lady, I get inspired by the versatility of the Proverbs 31 woman and the lives of Deborah, Queen Esther and Dorcas.
At the end of the day, you will all be accounted on based on your works whether or not you were a Miss or a Mrs. And most importantly, that your name is written in the Book of life and You make it to Heaven.
I will like to recommend these books:
Woman, An asset to the nation- Nike Adeyemi
Understanding the Purpose and Power of Woman- Myles Munroe
Grace Efezokhae fondly called graciemama has a passion for writing and blogs on graciemama.com. She looks forward to traveling round the world in her lifetime. You can reach her onÂ email@example.com
It’s amazing how Grace’s article is published on the same day I’m doing something on purpose(will give you guys gist next week).
My regular blog readers know my thoughts on this, I totally, totally agree with the fact that we should all(ladies and men inclusive) find and function in our God given purposes in life.
Thank you for this Gracie, I got my Myles Munroe’s book on Monday.
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Theresa DoghorDecember 12, 2014 at 9:36 am
….she was a woman who fulfilled the specific divine purpose God has for her.
I like the sound of that.
What I want, I pray God agrees with me.
Frances OkoroDecember 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm
It’s what I want too Tessa…what I really want with all myheart.
#living a purposeful life.
mateyscottDecember 14, 2014 at 1:06 pm
Frances! How I have missed been a regular follower of your blog. I should be able to resume that over this Christmas break.
I do agree with the guest writer. I would never advise a woman to marry a guy that won’t allow her fulfil the purpose God created her for. Be a good wife and mother but also leave in a way that you contribute to the wider society.
Frances OkoroDecember 14, 2014 at 4:36 pm
It haff tey oh…
Oh, do come back for real…
How school? I guess that’s why you are so busy?
My thoughts on this post? It’s all well mirrored by your comment and Gracie’s words.
Sisi YemmieJanuary 7, 2015 at 9:31 am
Inspiring! Happy New Year Frances!
Frances OkoroJanuary 11, 2015 at 7:47 pm
Yay! Sisi Yemmie!
Wowzers, welcome welcome! 🙂
Happy blessed New Year to you too…
VickyMarch 20, 2015 at 11:47 am
I picked one thing….God is a God of purpose, He Doesnt just do things out of boredom or tiredness, it’s all for a purpose. last month ending, my dad had an accident, we were all shocked and unhappy, with all the covenant of life and prayers we’ve been doing, how can? luckily He only fractured his left leg, later we were to discover that a trap was set at work that day and He was going to just walk into it, He was going to be indicted and that could have led to years in prison, his colleagues were telling us that we must be serving a living God. we now remembered to give thanks and not complain. That’s why His word said, all things work together for good. We only just have to remember that always,
Frances OkoroMarch 20, 2015 at 10:16 pm
Thanks for sharing that with us Vicky..nothing happens in our life by chance..God is in charge of it all and uses it for His glory..
It behooves on us to find our purpose by seeking God and functioning in it.
AnuoluwapoMay 2, 2015 at 4:50 am
Such a good read
Frances OkoroMay 3, 2015 at 1:04 pm
Thank you Anuoluwapo…
I hope you picked out something that helped you 🙂
MikeOctober 31, 2022 at 12:34 pm
Very inspiring, thanks for sharingThenaturehill