IN PUSUIT OF GOD, DISCOVERING PURPOSE, MAXIMISING POTENTIAL & IMPACTING LIVES.
For most of us we realise that it is not possible by our own human nature to love unconditionally. However with more of the Word in us through prayer, reading the bible and mediation of the Word, it is possible to be more kinder to each other and love with less boundaries.
I always think that love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They always bless the receiver and they bless the giver. Today’s message at The Heart and Soul conference reminded me to love more and to treat other women better. I was encouraged not to grow weary of showing love to those I didnt know.
“Most women are longing for friendships with other women”. Pastor Funke Adeaga shared in her message on ‘Creating a Dynamic womens ministry’. This struck a cord deep within me. How true.As she shared on empowering and mentoring women, it opened my eyes and made me realise the many words and acts of kindness from the women in my life. Whether through a smile or a word of encouragement they have been more significant than I had previously thought.
Most of the time, as women we are more likely than not to feel insecure as a result of other women who might appear more beautiful, smarter or ‘more together’ than us. However where love and kindness are shown it touches the heart, this often breaks through boundaries and creates a loving sisterhood. Being kind to other women makes a big difference, it blesses the one who receives it, and it blesses you the giver too. I guess that’s what Pastor Funke’s message was really all about. Being good to one another like God has been good us.
Although this is easier said than done, we are reminded in the book of Galatians 6:9 whereit says“Do not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up”.
“Mentoring is about women passing on the benefits of wisdom to other women, regardless of age,” she added “we are all part of a bigger multiplication plan”. This reminded me of learning my times table as a child and how adding the same number doubled the sequence of numbers and the end result.
Thanks to this teaching, I now associate mentoring with multiplication and I will be breaking boundaries and encouraging any woman I come into contact with from now on. I realise now that ultimately as a woman it’s less about me than I tend to think it is, and more about positive multiplication in the lives of others.