I have had the privilege of getting to know a great group of ladies who have worked tirelessly over the last week or so to get the word of Kingdom Woman out to others. These ladies “launch team ladies” have tweeted away, posted on facebook, sent emails, and… blogged! I read this particular blog from one of the team members and was touched, so I decided to share with you!
When I first heard the title, I was instantly intimidated.
Surely this Kingdom Woman has it ALL together, right.
Surely she’s just like that Proverbs 31 woman who’s always making me feel inferior, right?
Surely her house is in order, she’s a wonderful chef and her children are always tidy and obedient, right?
How could one be a Kingdom Woman if one is not perfect….right?
In God’s ongoing quest to let me know that He sees me, He had Dr. Tony Evans and Chrystal Evans Hurst write a book just to me to show me exactly who this Kingdom Woman is.
I was happy to learn this Kingdom Woman is just like me in a lot of ways. Chrystal, the co-author, is a wife and mother who’s spinning plates and juggling schedules and duties just like me. Her writing is so genuine, authentic and real (she said there’s sticky stuff on her floor too!).
After reading her first Chrystal’s Chronicles entry, I started to thinking maybe being a Kingdom Woman was attainable.
In the closing paragraphs of chapter one, Dr. Evans writes, “Let your actions, thoughts and words reflect a heart that seeks to honor God above all else. As you do, God will continue to give you what you need to develop into the Kingdom Woman you are destined to be.”
So here are a couple truths I’ve learned so far:
- If I give my actions, thoughts and deeds to the Lord, He will produce in me what He desires me to be – a Kingdom Woman – a woman chasing after His heart.
- Kingdom Woman does not mean “got it together all the time” woman.
- What your friends (and foes) think or say about you does not help/hinder your quest to be a Kingdom Woman. (I’m still praying to be freed from the opinions of others!)
All this and I’m JUST wrapping up chapter one.
I think the most exciting part to me about this book so far is learning that I AM a Kingdom Woman! A work in progress, yes, but a Kingdom Woman nonetheless!
I will be sharing more of my insights as I journey through the book. Get your copy so we can share nuggets over McNuggets…I’m not to that chapter that talks about a healthy lifestyle yet….
Chanda blogs @ ChandaStegall.com