Throughout my life, God has prepared me in various ways for my career and for the communities that I would be in- whether that be growing up in a military family and having to travel a lot or being regularly put into communities that were unfamiliar.
Eventually, when I was in college, I had jobs that were in leadership positions. All of those small leadership roles prepared me to advance into higher and higher leadership roles. Looking back, I see that God was doing that. All of those things prepared and continue to prepare me for whatever may be in my future.
Anytime life gets a little strange and you’re wondering “why am I having this really weird experience?” It’s typically a preparation for something else that is gonna happen. Not always a negative either- a lot of times people think something bad is going to happen. But there will be many times when God is preparing you for the role that he is going to be using you for in the future. And that’s always a good thing. Knowing that God is preparing you for something is a good thing and something that you should really embrace.
Women who are going into the workplace will face challenges. Women are one of the most discriminated people groups in the world. It can be a challenge to step into areas where it might be a little bit more hostile to you and where you might not be as welcomed.
It’s really important for Christian women and for men to understand that going into a secular workplace, you have a purpose there that is beyond the day-to-day things.
God has placed you in this secular environment for something that He specifically wants to be doing and you- as the Christian female in this case- you are there for a purpose and you have to use your voice. You can be selective about that depending on what’s going on, but you have a mission there and you have to be able to step into that with confidence because that’s what God’s calling you to do.
To women in the workplace: when I’m going into the workplace, ministry, or anything where I’m in a leadership position- my trust has to be in the Lord and knowing that he has a purpose for me there.
I don’t have any control over how people are receiving things that I’m saying or things that I’m doing. I have to trust that God is the one who is interpreting that for them in a way that is going to be for His will.
And that’s true, not just in the workplace, but in ministry and in evangelism too. You know, when you are speaking to people about the Lord, it’s God, that is changing hearts. And so you have to put trust in Him.
Whatever you’re saying and whatever you’re doing, you have to first do it with his mission in mind as the primary goal, but also trust that even in those small areas where you make a mistake or misstep, God is still doing His will and the outcome ultimately will be to His glory. This truth takes the pressure off of you to do everything perfectly.