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Woman, Turn To Your Stronghold!

I welcome you again to this exciting teaching time. It shall be a time of discovery of those things God has ordained for you to excel as a woman.

You were created for a purpose and all that is required for its actualization is already deposited in you. You need to believe this because, that is the truth! You are heavenly and heavily endowed! Eve was purposely created as a suitable helper for Adam. Thus, she was fully loaded for that assignment until she fell from grace via disobedience.

As a woman, in whatever capacity or position you find yourself, I want you to be assured that you have the strength and what it takes to succeed. The God, who gave you that assignment, has already deposited within you what is required to make it happen.  There is, therefore, no need to entertain fears or be intimidated because you have the mind of Christ that will enable you do what He assigned to you. (1 Corinthians 2:16b).

Many women, today, have erroneously accepted that they are the weaker vessels; and thus, cannot make any impact: even when they are tough on the inside and have a compelling stronghold at their disposal. Don’t join this group of people, who look down on themselves, focusing more on what they do not have rather than what they have. A correct discovery of your inner strength will help you to rightly occupy your place in destiny.

Until you make this discovery, the devil will keep suppressing you with thoughts of limitations and shortcomings; thereby, living an unfulfilled, defeated life. That is why, in these series of teachings, I will be discussing some of these inner virtues that constitute your stronghold; so that you can rise up in confidence and make a difference in your own corner.

A stronghold, according to the dictionary, is a fortified place or a place of security or survival. In this edition, I will focus on the stronghold of Wisdom, which if properly understood and harnessed, will help you become an outstanding woman indeed.

First, I would like to establish this fundamental truth which will help you to better understand your position. You are a product of the wisdom of God. By wisdom, God created all the visible things and by His wisdom they are being sustained. The Bible says: O LORD, how manifold are thy works! In wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches (Psalms 104:24). This underscores the importance of wisdom.

As a woman, you can also make things happen in your home, at work, or wherever you find yourself, if only you will display the wisdom of God; so much that, the counsel of God, as well as the good that you desire, is established.

Moses’ mother for example couldn’t have gone out to fight against the army of Pharaoh, but she displayed wisdom that made her save her son from the sword.

And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he [was a] goodly [child], she hid him three months. And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid [it] in the flags by the river’s brink. …And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him… And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give [thee] thy wages. And the woman took the child, and nursed it (Exodus 2:2 -9).

Moses’ sister, too, manifested the wisdom of God coupled with boldness, to save her nephew’s life. These are women like you, who did not fold their arms and watch the enemy take over what belonged to them. God is the only wise God and you are in His image and likeness. To God only wise, [be] glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen (Romans 16:27).

Because you are His image and product, you have the seed of wisdom in you. If you have not been walking in divine wisdom, all you need is to ask God to activate your mind by His Word. He is ready to give you wisdom, if you ask. The Word of God says: If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him (James 1:5).

To avoid doubt, wisdom simply means knowing what to do in every situation using the knowledge of God’s word as the raw material. No matter how difficult or impossible your situation may be, wisdom can bail you out. Look inwards by faith and ask God to activate that heavenly endowment within you that will enable you know what steps to take per time. Woman, with God’s wisdom, you are never without options!

However, it is only those with a lasting relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, that can display this heavenly wisdom. Therefore, if you are not born again you can ask Jesus to come into your life by saying this prayer in faith: Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today.  I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”

If you prayed this simple prayer, congratulations, you are born again and you are now a child of God! He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).

With this, you are guaranteed all-round rest and peace in Jesus’ Name! Call or write and share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.

For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstores: Marriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).

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