Women of Faith in Leadership - Kingdom Leadership, Workplace Organisational culture, Christian women
010 | 4 Steps to Become a Resilient Female Christian Leader
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Being resilient in this day and age is basically as important as having a meal to satisfy your hunger. It’s unavoidable. We’re living in some really trying times at the moment and every day when you watch the news, scroll through your feed or even just talk to a colleague or family member, you realise that there are some really lost people out there getting involved in all sorts of things that is not from the Lord.
So how can we as female Christian leaders remain resilient and strong in the Lord and not be led astray by the things of this world?
In this episode, I’ll be discussing 4 ways that you can do just that.
1. Pray and put on the armour of God, every single morning
Ephesians 6:10-18 - New International Version
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armour r of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
Becoming resilient means you are able to cope with life’s challenges, changes, and uncertainties and being able to bounce back.
Putting on the armour of God and praying on a daily basis for God to help you with life’s challenges, changes and uncertainties will greatly increase your resilience as you trust in Him.
God wants us to trust in Him and go to Him with our problems.
My prayer is always for God to give me Wisdom, Insight and knowledge above my ability and understanding and for a spirit of discernment in every single decision that I make in my day and the people that I work with. I ask God to show me His way for the day and help me with every decision I need to make.
We have to realise that there are many bad people and bad things in this world that try to break and tear us down, and the last thing Satan wants is for you to step out every day wearing the armour of God. It’s basically the Wild West out there and we’re fighting just to stay alive. That sounds a bit rough, but I don’t think we should underestimate the spiritual battles going on right now in the spiritual realm.
What Satan does want though is for us to fall and never get back up again. He will always fight to keep us in the deep dark pits of hell where we feel we just can’t continue anymore and feel absolute despair as if our only response is to give up.
Pray and pray and pray some more, before every meeting, before emails, and get into the habit of trusting God for everything throughout your day.
2. Surround yourself with other believers
Where do you surround yourself with other believers?
Church, connect groups, friends, family, people who love you for you and will support you through tough times at work, that can pick you up when you fall, that can plough into you
3. Caring for yourself
By journaling you gain the ability to see your progress over time builds resilience as you look over how strong you were during that time, and how you can’t believe you made it through, it also strengthens your relationship with God as you see how he carried you through. At the moment you might not see it, but when you are through it, you look at and you will stand in awe.
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