Dear young Christian, what’s REALLY stopping you?
Myth #2: True Christian humility is clothed in passivity.
Truth #2: “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” 2 Timothy 1: 7
Sometimes as Christians we eat the lie the enemy serves us that says true humility is reserved, non-confrontational,
lacking in initiative and passive at best. But that’s not humility, that’s fear. Looking at two of the greatest examples of
humility in the bible, Jesus and Moses were bold, active leaders and never hesitated to confront wickedness. From the
Baltimore Riots emerged bold Christians who took initiative to create “love lines” in between the fully armed police
officers and the angered rioters. Their presence diffused the tension between the two groups. The rioters didn’t penetrate the “love line” and neither did the police officers. Truth is, love confronts, and what the Spirit God has given us is
powerful enough to stand up and be the solution.
Dear young Christian with the Spirit of God, when will you rise from your sleep of passivity?
Myth #3: God can’t use Women powerfully. They can’t have significant positions of leadership.
Truth#3: “Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days” Joel 2: 29 (NIV).
The Baltimore riots got the world’s attention to see women in positions of power. The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake,
the state prosecutor of Maryland, Marilyn Mosby and the commander of the Maryland Army National Guard, Linda L. Singh, are all female leaders. I think sometimes the verse that says women are to be submissive, can easily gets misconstrued to mean God in places of
leadership cannot use women powerfully. I love the story of Queen Esther, not only was she a beautiful face, but she was a woman who
lead an entire nation to victory. Never allow the enemy’s words or society’s depiction to rob you of the reality that God CAN use women
mightily. The three women I spoke about above are examples of that. The last days are here, if we are to make a change and be bold
with our faith, then hanging on to such myths will hinder the great work God wants to do through us.
So lastly I write to you, young female Christians filled with the Spirit of God, “Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do…And
as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. “As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others” -Marianne Williamson.
For every lie the enemy presents, there is a greater truth that triumphs it. Jesus said it best, we will know the truth, and the truth will set
us free (John 8: 32).
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