Five Messages Holding Women Back
Today I'm happy to host as a guest blogger Kat Armstrong, author of the recent book No More Holding Back, which I urge urge urge you to order.
2. I Don’t Have a Lot to Offer
I often second-guess my ability to love God and others. Yet Jesus welcomes the offerings of the brokenhearted, troubled, weak, and confused, just as he welcomes the offerings of the happy, competent, and assured. In Him, we have more than enough.
3. My Greatest Joy Is Marriage and Highest Calling Is Motherhood
The greatest commandments given by Jesus include nothing about roles as wives or mothers. Rather, Jesus simply says to love God above all else and to love others as ourselves. Whether they're married, single, mothering, or childless, Jesus treasures and empowers women.
4. I Am Too Much to Handle
“A man told me I may repel godly suitors by going to seminary,” a young woman told me. Another confided her fear that an “activator” StrengthsFinder result meant she was unsubmissive. These lies and more leave women feeling rebellious and overbearing. But God made us to be strong leaders who mutually submit and devote ourselves to Jesus.
5. Leading Ladies Don’t Fit in Supporting Roles
God did create women to be helpers, but not how we may think. Women are helpers in the likeness of the Trinity—fighters, battle winners. Requiring women to fill subservient roles is to live according to the Fall. But Christian woman have been set free to live as warrior-helpers, bearing witness to the kingdom to come.
You can find Kat Armstrong on Twitter at @katarmstrong1 and learn more about her book on her web site at www.katarmstrong.com/book