The most important lesson for every successful woman

The most important lesson for every successful woman

Walking into the room filled with anxiety and excitement, I pondered who would give me the best response to the question in my heart, “what is the most important lesson for every successful woman?”. An introvert at heart, I did not relish the idea of walking up to strangers to ask my deep-rooted questions, but I was uniquely interested in what persons in the room may have to say.

After a night of varying responses that created no eagerness on my part to proclaim that I found the fountain of youth, I admitted defeat. Some of those responses such as “work the hardest”, “always be willing”, and “it isn’t who you know but who knows you”, were the norm. It was something I heard frequently, but I felt as if something was missing.

And then it was revealed

Two weeks later, I was listening to a podcast by one of my favourite pastors and he said something that blazed in my heart.

How you respond to trials will define you. Trials test who you are.

Pastor Ron Carpenter
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That is it! Climbing up the successful ladder will always come with trials. There will never be a smooth climb. But it is in how we respond to the tests that we face that will determine whether we will be successful or not. Do we have a defeat mentality? Or maybe, you are the opposite like me and grab the trial by the horn and master it on your own?

The key to trials lies in what and who you believe in. Do you believe that God is big enough to conquer any difficulty that you may face? Are you meeting your problems in faith? Do you face your trial the same way in which Jesus did? Knowing who you are and whose you are, will get you through any ordeal.

A lesson from Jesus

When Jesus faced His trial (Matthew 4:1-11), His only response was quoting the Word of God. Jesus didn’t get into any arguments with the devil. Per His usual style, He didn’t waste His time in long speeches. He went straight to the Word. This was a reminder for me that sometimes we say too much to the devil, and we face him with the wrong strategy.

Here are some promises to encourage you in your trials:

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.Psalm 34:8

He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
Isaiah 43:1-3

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. – Deuteronomy 31:8

Food for thought

The most important lesson for every successful woman is that how you respond to your trials will define you. The devil will confront you and say if you are ‘X’, let me see you do ‘Y’. You will never be good enough in the eyes of the evil one. He will continue to play games with you for you to prove your worth. Don’t let him trick you. Go straight to the Word. That is the only response we will give him! (Drop the mic.)

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Prayer: Father of comfort and grace. When my cup runs over, I still grumble and complain. Forgive me. When the devil attacks like a roaring lion, I charge and forget to seek your face. Forgive me. Help me to hide your word in my heart. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Are your prayers not being answered?

Have you ever been disappointed in God? Wondered why everyone else seems to be blessed, but everything is going very wrong in your life? What do you do when your foundation is shaking, and you no longer believe what you once believed? How can a loving God stand by when you are in pain? What do you do when God is silent?

Casandra Morris, the author and founder of the Godlywoman911 brand, experienced a living hell:

Tired of being tired! Wake up. Go to work. Participate in any extra-curricular activity. Church on Sundays. Home. She thought she was doing just fine. She would describe herself as happy, kind, and generous. She even led the youth group ministry and directed all the church summer camps for a long time.

Miss Goody two shoes. Life was good. Too good. By 35, she had two failed marriages, three miscarriages. Two deaths that rocked her life. Oh, and almost murdered. It was a hot mess!

With riveting stories of heart-wrenching honesty, loss, grief, and healing join the journey Casandra took in discovering the truth and hearing the voice of a once silent God. Casandra invites us all to ask God our hardest questions of faith, such as:

*Am I lovable?
*Does God care? Does God have feelings?
*What does it look like to fear God?
*Does God speak to us? Or is that only a Bible thing.
*Why should I forgive a mother who abandoned me?
*Do I have a purpose?
*Is God actually hearing me?
*Can I pray “Send me” if it means getting cancer, loss, or heartbreak?
*Can I bring joy to God? And does it even matter!

In her pursuit of God, Casandra found something better than good church answers: She found a God who had been pursuing her all along. Silent God: Know why God does not answer unpacks the touchpoints of a daily walk that brings joy to God. Join Casandra as she shares how she has come to know without a doubt that love triumphs when you learn the truth of God’s word.

Published by godlywoman911

I became a Christian at a young age and baptized at the age of 13. My journey has been bittersweet. A majority of my life I have been a Christian. But not a Godly Woman. After many failures, tears and tribulation I realized that something in my Christian life had to change. No longer can I profess that I am a Christian but don’t show daily that Christ lives in me! No longer can I claim that I am HIS child when my thoughts, actions and deeds were not overflowing with HIS love. No longer could I live the way I was living and not seek him daily in prayer, scripture and worship. As the Lord blessed me with that knowledge I felt him also calling me to write my journey and share my thoughts, learning and mistakes with others. Hence the reason for 911. Not only was it a crises in my life to become a Godly Woman but as I delved into scripture to understand how to be Godly, I realized that we are living in crazy world where the desire to be Godly was no longer important. Many boast that they are a Christian and weekly attend Church, but lack the Godly qualities that Christ seeks in ALL of his followers. My deepest desire is to serve Christ faithfully, obey HIM joyfully, trust HIM always, seek HIM eternally and become his close friend so that I can share in his truth and knowledge. I pray that this blog blesses you and provide you with the strength, courage and wisdom to be a Godly Man or Woman.

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