And Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” John 1:46 NKJV
Marginalized. Underrepresented. Underserved. Inconsequential.
These are words that we may be familiar with, we may have even been called these names. And somehow, we let these definitions influence how we live and who we become.
Today, as we celebrate International Women’s Day, I want to share a lesson from the life of Jesus: the seemingly inconsequential guy that has gone on to become the (one of) the greatest men in history.
A regular guy, from a dusty small town in Nothern Israel. “What good can come out of his life?” was the question that was asked about Him.
Maybe, like Jesus, they’ve termed you a regular girl, from downtown Ikorodu, or that person from the village and nothing special is expected from you; and somehow you’ve let people’s perceptions define who you are are. That has to stop.
Even if people do not see who you are yet, do you know who you are?
Ask yourself- Who am I? Who God has called/made me to be?
Jesus knew this about Himself:
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Luke 4:18-19 NKJV
This knowing is that conviction deep in your stomach that tells you that you are made for more, that being a female doesn’t make you less human, that you are the change your world has been waiting for.
And you have to live with that picture in mind, so that like Philip answered Nathanael, people will come and watch you change the world and impact lives for God’s glory.
Suggested Read: The Women Who Showed Up
Your background should not put your back to the ground. That’s the story of my own life. Just a regular girl born to regular people in downtown Alimosho.
But every day, I take another step in the direction of the knowing and calling to the Something More – the C-suite, the tech career, the impact lifestyle – that I’ve been made for.
What about you?
You are made for Something More, you are Someone Different. Now, go and live it out to the full.
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Happy International Women’s Day.
Your fellow queen,