SHE – Savvy, Humble, Empowered

She- pronoun; used to refer to a woman, girl. 

In 1966 James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome composed a song that has been heard around the world and song a multitude of times. The lyrics of the song “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” tell of all of the inventions and contributions that men delivered to the world, but concludes that all of this “would mean nothing without a woman or a girl”.  This inference may be true; however, there is still large gaps in our nation regarding equality between women and men. 

Studies show that on average, women working full-time earn just 78 cents for every dollar men earn. And according to a report released by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a government agency tasked with enforcing the laws that make harassment at work illegal at least 25 percent of women experience sexual harassment in the workplace. 

In spite of what the data says, we must know that the “she” has a special place in the eyes of our Lord. 

Eve was crafted from the rib of the first man and presented to him as an answer to prayer. Tamar was justified and provided a family despite rejection, neglect and inopportunity.  Rahab’s life was spared because she delivered God’s people and was given a new future. (Joshua 2:1–24; 6:15–25) Deborah rose to the place of a judge and exhibited valor under attack (Judges 4–5). Estherrose to power in a foreign regime and stood before the King to bring deliverance to a nation. (Esther 1–10). In the Acts a new word was spoken which provided a new status for women.  The book of Acts tells us “your daughters will prophesy (Acts 2:1–18; 21:7–9).  Yes, the “she” is distinctive to God!

It is our Lord’s desire for us to live our best life! A life of quality, quantity and lavishness. In his boundless wisdom He set us up with the ultimate plan of getting to this life by making it a requirement to choose Him.  John 10:10 

All life begins with him.  Acts 17:28 “It’s in Him we live, move and have our being”.  When we receive salvation and are rescued from a life of missing the mark, we step through the portal of Christ and come into a “new” life. I know this sounds like something in a “sci-fi” film (where do you think they got it from), but it is exactly what happens in the spirit. The old way of doing life has ended and a new way of operation begins. 2 Corinthians 5:17 talks about this life when it says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation. Old things have passed away and new things have come.” 

Yes, it is our Lord’s design that we are blessed beyond measure.  “The blessing of the Lord maketh rich and adds no sorrow” Proverbs 10:24.  This blessing is an empowerment to succeed.  A life in Christ is meant to flourish, prosper, and thrive.  All though financial gain is a part of this blessing, an abundant life is one that is “booming” in all areas.  It is a life where peace presides and pleasure is plentiful. In the new-fangled life that God gives you may see a storm, but you also have the knowledge and promise that 1) the storm has come to pass and 2) it is blowing the negative and unnecessary off of your route to clear your way for increased good. You will encounter struggle, pain and frustration; but, you will have the aptitude to overcome and the capability to conquer! The scripture provides insight advising “The rain falls on the just and the unjust” Matthew 5:45, but please know that the rain will grow you into the beautiful, life giver that our Lord purposed you to be.

This new life comes with rich opportunities.  This is why we must be Savvy.

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