Battlefield Of The Mind
"I am a leader yet I have been under constant attack in my mind from the enemy with evil thoughts."
Has anyone else experienced a similar assault? If so, can you share some practical advise on how to deal with this issue?
"Stand Up or Turn Up?"
Your sister in Christ invites you to the event of the month! “D-One” is in town! Tickets are going like hotcakes! Now, D-One is known for a lifestyle that is not wholesome. As a matter of fact, he’s openly gay and “performs” rather than ministers. But, people love his music. It sounds good; and has a “turn up” beat.
What would you do? Would you go to the concert because you don’t want to offend your friend? You already know, there will be some who will be quick to tell you “Judge not; that you be not judged”! Or would you take a stand; and express to her why you’re grieved in your spirit! Would you be specific and let her know you’re grieved that so many people are pimping (or attempting to pimp) the Gospel under the banner of being a Christian?! Their lifestyle doesn’t remotely resemble one who walks in holiness. Would you try to help your friend understand you’re not talking about perfection; but having a reverent awe for the things of God?
"Balancing It All"
Any woman serving in ministry knows the many challenges faced in trying to ensure balance between ministry and busy personal lives! Whether single or married, with few exceptions, there are common themes: serving fully and in a spirit of excellence in the ministry (in attending meetings, fulfilling assignments, etc.); being a fully engaged team player on the job, and the stress inherent in the workplace; being a dutiful wife (and/or mother) in meeting the needs of a husband and child(ren); or as a single, taking the time (without feeling guilty) to minister to oneself and for refreshing and renewal!
Let’s help each other out! What have you found to be effective in balancing the many roles that we, as women, are balancing at all times? What has worked; and what hasn’t…and why?