Lately, I have been pondering on my 2017 and the excitable journey ahead and whilst doing that; have had to evaluate various relationships as this new journey of mine needs some serious, loyal and dependable passengers on the ride with me so it is essential for clarity and oneness of mind.
Get a group of women together and we will talk and talk and before you ask, yes we do like a talk or two as we can’t help it, that is how God wired us. When I have something big happening in my life, after talking to my beloved mother, my next impulse is to call some of my inner circle of sistas (you should always have an inner circle of dependable friends) to seek counsel from or just pour yourself out to with no judgement whatsoever.
Well, today I received a text from some of my inner circle of sistas on a topic that has been on my mind (for about a sec) – it’s titled: Who is my ELIZABETH?
When Mary, was given the biggest news of her life, she had no husband to confide in. Her first instinct after her visit from the angel of the Lord was to immediately go out and seek Godly counsel from her cousin Elizabeth. Mary didn’t waste any time, she went with haste.
As a Christian woman, who is your Elizabeth? Who do you rush to in a hurry? Who do you seek for your Godly counsel? If you don’t have an Elizabeth of your very own, ask God to put one in your life. Below are a few characteristics to look for in your Elizabeth.
Your Elizabeth should:
- Have a steadfast walk with the Lord.
- Give Godly counsel in truth and love.
- Encourage you in your walk in faith.
- Encourage you in your singleness or marriage, studies, career and relationships.
- Be someone whom you desire to learn from.
- Pray for you and encourage you when you are down and out with life stress.
- Rejoice in your successes.
- See your God-given gifts and encourage you to use them.
Your Elizabeth should not:
- Gossip with others about things you have shared.
- Disrespect your partner or family.
- Remind you of past failures, or make fun of your shortcomings.
- Pull you away from others.
- Discourage you from serving the Lord.
- Be in competition with you, or insecure in your achievements.
- Your Elizabeth should not take the Glory of God for herself by saying I prayed for her that’s why she is driving this car or that’s why she has gotten that job.
Take a moment, evaluate those around your circle then ask yourself, “Who is my ELIZABETH?”
Yours in love – The Renaissance Lady © – Follow my blog with Bloglovin