The 2011 Women Alive Conference is just a week away. If you haven’t made plans to attend, change your course and plan to be at Harvest Barn Church Thursday-Saturday, October 6-8. Look over our complete agenda and hotel information. The following blog is a sample of what will be presented by Janenne Irene Pung during the Declare and Decree Workshops being held at 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
As women, we’re wired to juggle. Before our feet hit the carpeting in the mornings, we’re praying for others. The nuggets we get during our quiet time with God are shared throughout the day, and then there’s making sure everyone has clean clothes, healthy food to eat, plenty of hugs and encouragement, completed homework, sporting gear in the car and arrangements made to accommodate everyone’s schedule for the day.
Whew—it’s only 8 a.m.
We’re all too familiar with this truth, and we admittedly put ourselves last—to a fault. As a result, woman can be dubbed over-emotional drama queens. And all too often, it’s true. We can get lost in a sea of self-pity, offense or depression.
blow your top
Well, I’ve decided to stop trying to get women to settle down and drop the drama. Instead, I’m advocating we just blow our tops, let our hair fly as we get some things off our chests! That’s right, really blow off some stream, depressurize from life’s challenges and get really mean about it.
How can a Jesus-loving woman do this without having to apologize afterward? Easy. Let’s take our God-given emotions and use them to our advantage ladies. Let’s unleash the Word of God into our lives with power, determination and a constant battering to make the devil cower under the power of our Lord Jesus Christ. When we feel the pressure increasing and know there’s an explosion coming (come on, you know), we purposefully turn:
- Complaining into a voice of triumph.
- Mourning into laughing.
- Idle words into world-changing, faith-filled victory.
In Psalms 57:9, David declares: “Then shall my enemies turn back in the day that I cry out; this I know, for God is with me.” That’s right, because God is with us and we’re his children, we win. So, let’s talk like winners.
- If we hear “I can’t,” we speak “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).
- If we hear “I don’t know how,” we speak “I have the mind of Christ” (I Corinthians 2:16).
Let me send out a challenge to all the women out there who know how to let their words fly. When you blow your top, make sure you’re blowing it in a way that changes the atmosphere for good and not evil; make sure you’re speaking God’s words framed by Jesus’ victory. Aim and fire at the one who’s really behind the troubles you face.
Words are powerful. Fueled with faith, they created the world. They bring people into an eternal relationship with our loving, faithful God. They serve as a superhighway for the Holy Spirit to accomplish God’s will in our lives and in the lives of those around us.
So go ahead, get mean against complaining, offense, defeat and sickness. I dare you to blow your top!