I think it's very important to think of this question in the work that we do in the social impact and entrepreneurship space. I have been pondering on this question a lot, particularly as we just finished celebrating International Women's Day. It can be so easy to boast of what we are doing versus really thinking of the impact we are making. One of the reasons I have shied away from IWD for years is this. I feel there is so much noise on this day, and little impact. I think it is important to celebrate our achievements as women and girls but for me it has always gone beyond this. Perhaps because I feel my work is 365 days of the year and most importantly my work with women and girls is ministry.
So lately I have been thinking more about how am I stewarding the gifts that God has blessed me with to bless women and girls? There's a beautiful story in the bible about a woman with an Alabaster Jar that pours out her perfume on the feet of Jesus and Jesus uses it as an opportunity to teach his disciples about love, faith and forgiveness. This made me reflect on what is in my alabaster jar and how am I blessing others around me?
This month as we celebrated women's day and it was a different for me. I found myself wanting to spend more time with God in prayer and have intimate moments with God on what He has called me to do for women and girls and what truly is God's desire for us. It was important for me to take a step back in order to step forward on this IWD and I was so full in my spirit after doing this self reflecting. I want to serve women and girls at the fullest potential for why I am here on earth. This means staying very true to my God given purpose and call and heeding to the divine vision God has purposed for me life. These things I believe will ultimately help us as we pour into the populations we are called to serve.
So today my question to you is how are you using the gifts, talents, networks, platforms that God has given you to bless others? On my episode of Tea and Peppersoup Podcast this month I share my take on how we should be stewarding our gifts and why this is important. I hope you tune in and I hope you are blessed by it . To listen go here:
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