Monday, August 30, 2010


Us, as women, have such a great influence on others. I think it is so important that we make sure we use our influence very wisely, because we can get ourselves into a lot of trouble when we use our influence the wrong way.

1 Timothy 3:11
In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.

In this passage of scripture, Paul is talking specifically about deacon's wives, but I think that we can also strive and pattern ourselves after this lifestyle and goal. This past weekend, I have seen girls use their influence to maliciously gossip about someone, I have seen girls use their influence to disrespect a guy, and I have also seen girls use their influence to uplift and encourage one another. I know you hear people say this all the time, but we have to have some serious self control when it comes to our words. I think that what we say has the biggest influence on people around us. You have so many people watching you, waiting to see how you react, how you speak, and how you live your life. I want you to think about the kind of person those people see in you. Do they see a beautiful reflection of Christ? Or do they see a girl who claims to know God, but is completely contrary to His Word with her influence?

1 Timothy 2:11
A woman should learn in quietness and full submission.

Our job is to be quiet. To quietly bring glory to God through respecting and influencing others for Christ. Being quiet doesn't mean you never speak and you never have fun. But it does mean that when you do speak and have a good time, you are very cautious with your words and your actions; that you have self-control over yourself. When you have that self-control and when you decide to use your influence for good, it will affect people in such an uplifting way that shows how much God means to you.

In His Love,

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

Proverbs 31:26 "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness. "

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