Do you systematically underestimate your abilities as a woman–especially when it comes to work and ministry? Are you taking a back-seat approach with your God-given gifts and talents due to the current busyness of your day-to-day life? Has it become easy to forget that God has big plans for you?
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 NIV
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. Psalms 139:14 NJKV
He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 NIV
Check out the discussion below led by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, as to why there are so few women leaders throughout the world.
Maybe you have no desire to be a CEO or to reach the highest levels of your workforce. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, and certainly, those jobs should never be viewed as the ultimate measure of success for one’s life. At the same time, could Sandberg’s words possibly still apply to other areas of your life, especially when it comes to your calling, dreams and aspirations?
“Well, I’m in grad school. I’ll get involved with my community when I’m a real adult.”
“I have two kids. God will understand if I go to church later…when I have more time.”
“I’m unemployed right now. My first priority is to pay the bills.”
To use Sandberg’s words, do you no longer keep your hand up? Have you “left” before even leaving? Have you dropped out of the race?