“I press on toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:14
Virtuous woman, you are called; you are appointed, you are anointed. God called you, God appointed you and God anointed you.
You are called for a time as this. God’s looking for women who will respond to His call: “Here I am send me; Here I am Lord, use me.” Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard a voice of the Lord, saying “whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, “here am I! Send me.”
God is raising an army of women for His service; you reading this is an indication that you are one of them.
God wants you, woman of God. He needs you in this end-time harvest. He says to you, He needs your help to bring in the end-time harvest.
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. 36 – But when He saw the multitude, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then he said to His disciples, “The harvest is truly plentiful, but the laborers are few. 38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Matthew 9:35-38
This says that Jesus had been healing the sick, but when He saw the multitudes He was moved with compassion for them; not because they were ill, but because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
For this reason, He said to His disciples, “the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few”. The harvest here stands for those ready to respond to the gospel and enter God’s kingdom. Jesus says they are ready, but there is no shepherd.
Child of God, God is looking down on His weary, scattered sheep today and He’s calling you, virtuous woman, and He is sending you as a laborer into His harvest.
“Go your way, behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves.”Luke 10:3
This Scripture tells you, although God has called you and is sending you, it will not be easy because you are a woman, and you will meet opposition. Don’t get discouraged; just keep on doing what you were called to do.
“For a great and effective door has been opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” I Corinthians 16:9
Through these Scriptures, God is telling you, you will meet with opposition along the way, just bear in mind that, you were called ‘for such a time as this.’
Know this also, God is looking for Esther’s not Vashti’s. Don’t be a Vashti and refuse the call; be an Esther and accept the call. Esther said, “I will go in unto the king; and if I perish, I perish.”
A word from God is: He has a plan for your life; God has a plan for every woman reading this.
God not only has a place for you in the working out of His great plan, but He has a particular plan in your life and a particular work for you to do, even when you may think your life has no use or meaning. It’s time for you, child of God to rise to greatness.
Contrary to what man says, God has always used women in His service. And He is still calling women to ministry today. He’s calling you; He is not necessarily calling you to preach – but to minister, there are many areas of ministry.
Then the master said to the servant, “Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in….” Luke 14:23a
“And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring . . .” John 10:16
God tells us to get away from the church to find His weary sheep; we all want to serve in the church but Jesus said “there are other sheep that are not of this fold (not of the church), them also I must bring.”
You can be sure that God has more in store for you than you are experiencing now.
“You have dwelt long enough on this mountain.” You may say, “I don’t have the funds, I don’t have the education; I don’t have the wherewithal.” let me tell you, God knew that when He called you. He knew you didn’t have these things, and because of that, you are the one He can use; that way, you will be totally dependent on Him and not your own resources. –Deuteronomy 1:6b
Stop seeing yourself as man sees you; see yourself as God sees you. Some of you reading this have such a heavy anointing on your life, but you are fearful to step forth and use it. Some women have a gag order over their mouths – they are not allowed to use their spiritual gifts. They have the gift but not allow to use it. God is calling you today and loosing you to use your gift. Don’t be a Vashti and refuse the call – be an Esther and accept the call, because, when God calls and you refuse, He will simple choose another. Vashti refused, the king chose Esther.
When you see someone doing what you want to do – know that God chose you first, but you refused; so, He chose someone else.
The Father of all creation has prepared you for such a time as this. He has designed and gifted you in a particular way. He says to you, “Don’t be afraid to be the only one. We are often caught in a trap of waiting for other women to step forth with us, or for another woman to step forth so we can follow along behind her. We don’t want to be the only one. We don’t want to be alone. I for one am not afraid to step out and be first – or stand alone. I’ve done it before and I’m still doing it.
The power God has placed in women must be released. Woman of God, the fact is, heaven needs you. You have been created by the Almighty to birth breakthroughs on planet earth. God has uniquely designed you with a latent ability to release new spiritual beginnings. God is looking for women who will not be silent to appease man, but women who will sacrifice all to do the will of God in their lives. God is looking for women who will say, ‘YES’ I will accept the challenge. God has given you authority. Act in that authority. Talk in that authority. Walk in that authority. And live in that authority.
“See I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My Word and have not denied My name.” Revelation 3:8
God is saying, “Take notice! I have placed an open door before you. I have set before you an opportunity. This door having been open, and shall remain open until you are ready to enter. He says, “you will enter sooner than you think;” He says “All the enemy can do is watch as you walk through the open door.”
God wants you to achieve – which is the whole purpose for Him putting His anointing on your life.
God is calling.
It’s time for you to answer.
By Rev. K. Irma Green, retired pastor; Lecturer/Bible Teacher, Spiritual Life Coach