Religion, Spirit and Self Empowerment
Know Your Value
In Genesis 2:18 we see that God created women by worth “And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.” God created a woman to be the answer to any problem. He said to Adam that he would make him a helper. God created women on purpose for a purpose.
Women are masters of opportunity management– seamlessly keeping people around them in check while running the family household and at the same time supporting their family businesses. A woman’s instincts and emotional intelligence can be off the chart. They seamlessly manage crisis, change and are turnaround experts – sensing and neutralizing any signs of danger well before it invades anyone’s path. It is because of the women in families that we are well-organized, full of love, spiritually aligned and well-balanced. Whether at home or at work, women are often the glue that keeps things together and that is why they represent great leadership for the world’s future. When they sense growing tensions that can lead to potential problems or inefficiencies, the most successful women leaders enjoy taking charge before circumstances force their hand. Women are usually the ones to secure the foundational roots of the family and to protect family and cultural traditions from wavering. They provide the leadership within the home and in the workplace to assure that legacies remain strong by being fed with the right nutrients and ingredients.
The most successful women leaders are big believers in team building and the enforcement of mission, goals and values to assure that everyone is on the same page with like intentions. This secures a sense of continuity making it easier for everyone to have each other’s backs. No wonder women are assuming more management and leadership roles in family owned businesses.
Suzan B. Anthony born in Massachusetts on February 15, 1820. She is known for campaigning for the right of women to vote. She spoke out publicly against slavery and for equal treatment of women in the workplace. In 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States gave women the right to vote. Suzan B. Anthony died 14 years before the adoption of the 19th Amendment, but it was sill widely known as the Suzan B. Anthony Amendment. In 1979, she became the first woman whose image appeared on a circulating U.S coin. The coin is called the Suzan B. Anthony.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher Born 13 October 1925 was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and the Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990. She was the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and is the only woman to have held the office. As Prime Minister, she implemented policies that have come to be known as Thatcherism. Originally a research chemist before becoming a barrister, Thatcher was elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Finchley in 1959. Edward Heath appointed her Secretary of State for Education and Science in his 1970 government . In 1975, Thatcher defeated Heath in the Conservative Party leadership election to become Leader of the Opposition and became the first woman to lead a major political party in the United Kingdom. She became Prime Minister after winning the 1979 general election.
Bayan Mahmoud Al Zahran Saudi Arabia’s first female law firm opened its doors to protect women’s rights in the country, two months after its founder along with three other female lawyers were granted licenses to practice law in the traditionally patriarchal kingdom. Now Saudi women can seek help, advice and legal aid from Bayan Mahmoud Al Zahran, the first Saudi woman lawyer who launched the female law firm in Jeddah. In her words “I believe women lawyers can contribute a lot to the legal system. This law firm will make a difference in the history of court cases and female disputes in the Kingdom. I am very hopeful and thank everyone who supported me in taking this historical step,” Zahran told Al Arabiya News Channel.
I believe God is rising women to strategically take a voice to nations that unite women to come together to the betterment of the community. Jesus can start by changing us right now it begins from the heart He knows exactly what challenges you are going through. Jesus can empower us through the Holy Spirit to do that what He has called us to do but you need to know you are made in His image. Genesis 1:27 “So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.”
Knowing who you are as a woman is one of the fundamental qualities you should possess. This creates confidence in every aspect of life resulting into a purpose minded being. As of July 2013, there were only 19 female elected presidents and prime ministers in power around the globe. In the business world, women currently hold only 4.6 percent of Fortune, 500 CEO positions and the same percentage of Fortune 1000 CEO positions. As women continue their upward trajectory in the business world, they have yet to be fully appreciated for the unique qualities and abilities they bring to the workplace.
On the other hand, for centuries women have struggled with the very common identity crisis that arises amongst cultural borders. Having lower expectations and lack knowledge of their worth. Discrimination against women manifests itself in various forms, including: job segregation; wage gap; sexual harassment; denial of career development opportunities, including mentoring; poor performance evaluations; and lack of promotion opportunities. Working mothers are stereotyped as not being serious or reliable enough to take position as managers because their priorities lean more towards raising family, effectively advancing the myth that successful executives are unable to manage multiple priorities.
In closing, an understanding of purpose is essential for authentic living, not only understanding your divine purpose overall, but also living purposefully- or being purpose minded. Purpose is the reason for us being on this earth. So what are you called to do? Are you a mother, sister, lawyer, investor, entrepreneur, teacher, scientist, engineer, physicist, minister, realtor, student, politician? Do all to your best helping one another or do it to the betterment of the community. The ability to extract lessons from your mistakes and keep going is crucial element for success to every woman. Anyone who wants to innovate, gain recognition, or become a leader will need to take risks and realize that mistakes are inevitable. The decisions and choices you make today will determine your tomorrow.
As Michel Eqyuem De Montaigne put it “ The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost: to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.”
Connecting as women through the love of Christ is one way we can harness our thoughts, discipline our behavior and direct our words to a common ground to helping women know who they are created to be.
About the Arthor
Aisha Namuli is an International evangelist, conference speaker, philanthropist, author, president and founder Anna Evangelistic Ministries an evangelical Christian- based, humanitarian-development aid, non profit organization legally registered under the laws of Uganda. Registered as a religious institution in Pasadena, California.
President and founder of The Anna- Hope Foundation an education and social responsibility platforms aimed at empowering girls education and young adults in less developed societies.
Aisha is the author of Found By Grace: Simply Living as God intended. More than a memoir, Found by grace offers hope, encouragement and healing to the broken hearted. Found By Grace is her first book, expected to be released early 2016 (Xulon Press).
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