A Woman of Destiny builds for the future… Yes, you are that woman!
God has given women the ability to build. Yes, that means that the blueprint to build your destiny is within you. How? You might say… It is thru wisdom.
Proverbs 14:1 “The wise woman builds her house, but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.”
Let’s talk about wisdom First!
What is Wisdom?
Wisdom is defined on dictionary.com as: Knowledge of what is true or right coupled with just judgment as to action; sagacity, discernment, or insight.
Therefore, wisdom involves a decision that involves an ACTION – Normally that action it is perceived as the “correct” course of action. Consequently, we tend to complement good judgment by saying that was a wise decision.
How we obtain wisdom?
TO BUILD IN WISDOM you must the fear of the Lord!
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Psalms 110:10 Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom. Praise him forever!
There is a call from the heaven lies for holiness. We must remain Holy!
NOT OUR POSITIONAL state of holiness but that holiness that comes thru Sanctification! Obedience thru the Renewal of our mind- This is a process of growth in our Christian life. The Fear of the LORD is our Foundation. For us to grow in wisdom we must Fear the LORD.
FEAR?: Yes, fear as in a feeling of respect and wonder for something very powerful. That respect /reverence makes you yield to his will by allowing the Lord to guide you in all your ways. This is a Constant process. As more intimate you become with the Lord the wiser you become because is the acknowledgement of the power and greatness of God!
The Fear of the Lord allows us to enter in a relationship of true dependence and obedience: The desire to do His will then allow us to enter a path of transformation and renewal of our minds that In turn allow us to have a deeper communion with the Lord!
WE GROW AS WE BUILD!!! AND WE BUILD AS WE GROW IT IS A CONSTANT CYCLE….THE DEEPER THE FOUNDATION THE BIGGER / TALLER WIDER THE BUILDING IS!
A good architect knows that to build a great structure, one that can withstand the test of time you must have a good foundation. Actually your foundation needs to be built in proportion to the height of the structure. This is a time of awakening in which women have been released to be forerunners that can build in wisdom. There are no limitations anymore the only limits are within you because you can’t see the blueprint correctly. As you deepen your relationship with the Lord and your foundation the blueprint will become clearer and then you can move up building on top of the foundation.
EXPANSION! POSSESSING THE LAND! KINGDOM MINDSET!
We must build each other so we can build in each sphere of influence we have been positioned in. WE BUILD WITH THE LORD -OUR FIRST PARTNERSHIP IS WITH THE LORD! THEN WITH EACHOTHER: Our relationships must be VERTICAL FIRST and then Horizontal. We are called to be united.
MEN and WOMEN were created to be partners. In equality and without competition.
God created MAN… Male and Female Genesis 1:27-28 So, God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.
WO-MAN was already there inside MAN… God Blessed THEM, MALE and FEMALE as EQUALS… Men and women are different but our differences complement each other because we were one in ADAM! We need to learn to come together as partners. NOT BELOW- NOT ABOVE but as equals… Submitting to GOD First and then to one another.
This is the time that WO-MAN must understand and embrace who she is without competing with man. We are builders and partners / equals with man. But to be received by men as partners we must embrace that truth first. Not in weakness but in wholeness. Accepting all that GOD has given us.
Think about it Ask God to reveal this to you and dare to walk in wholeness. Secure in who you are. It is time to take DOMINION!
What do we build FIRST?
As women we are capable to build our house! This is our marriage, children, friends, co-workers, our community and our nation. We are builders in nature and we must build with wisdom otherwise we will tear and knock down. The key is to have a foundation that comes from above and then be united partnering with respect and understanding which in turn bring unity! Are you ready to build?
WE BUILD FROM THE INSIDE TOWARDS THE OUTSIDE!
STAR WITH YOU: “Me” that is your first sphere of influence. That shapes your image of yourself and what others see. Do not continue to believe the lies of the enemy; Arise as GOD have created you UNIQUE! If you look at yourself thru a distorted lens ( ex.your circumstances) you will always dream of great things but you will never accomplish great things because you will always see your impossibility.
WORK with God so you can see your blueprint clearly. Lay a foundation of Truth.
Do not be conformed Be transformed… Rom 12:1-3 make this a daily process. Surround yourself with people that challenge your ideas in a constructive not destructive way. Friction is healthy!
YOUR HOUSE: Look at your intimate circle your closets people: Our Families: Husbands, children: These are our Future! These are the ones that deserve your attention. What God wants you to build together?
YOUR COMMUNITY: Look at your community not only pray; do something get involved! Build Community that can allow your testimony to grow and develop.
OUR NATION: Pray for our nation but get aligned with God’s vision for this nation. Build with your words. Be proud of AMERICA and Boast about it!
THE NATIONS: Be open minded the nations might be right next door. Think outside the box and learn how to create a multicultural mindset that will allow you to understand connect and unite rather than divide.
Let's start a movement that is rooted in wisdom that comes from above. Believe it, declare it, display it and do it! It's time to build on each other....United!
The Reverend Barbara A Velez
One Voice Chicago
Barbara Velez is a wife and mother with more than 15 years of experience in planning and administration. Se moved from Puerto Rico to the United States in 2004. After 3 years living in Florida, where she served as a Pastor and Co-host of a radio program, she moved to Illinois in 2007 where she now lives with her husband Jose and son Sam. She is an itinerant minister serving the Hispanic Community in the Chicago Land region. This transition has been the biggest adventure of her life!
Barbara has assisted to plant churches and ministries by developing administrative structures, prayer strategies and by teaching and training pastors and ministers to continue the work of the ministry. She teaches about Church structure and administration, marriage/couples, unity, honor, worship, intercession and the ministry of helps. She enjoys reading, cooking and gardening.