I am so excited for the launch of Grit and Virtue. I remember when I first discovered it on Instagram I thought “finally – other women on a mission.”
I felt inspired seeing that there were other women that had the courage to say “Yes!” to the call of God on your life. Sometimes it takes a lot of courage to say yes, and take a risk. I know for me – when God called me BACK to NYC after The World Race I immediately felt nervous. Nervous if I would have community and be able to be the woman God called me to be.
The bible says “Without Vision – the people perish.” In my opinion, having a clear vision from God helps you have the strength and courage to do what you’re called to do – no matter what.
I don’t think I would ever be the woman God called me to be if it wasn’t for other women that followed Jesus. After my year long mission trip after just being saved – I was desperate to be surrounded by people that loved God with the same enthusiasm I had. My mom is a woman full of Gods love and is a lawyer in NYC. Whenever I’ve been in a dark place she would remind me of Gods promises and love for me. In 2011 I met Andi Andrew and instantly connected. Over the last few years she has continued to love me, challenge me, and inspire me. Mavis Green (who is now my mother in law) was another woman that led me to greatness. She would just listen. She gave me space to work out who I was and loved me unconditionally. Last but not least is my bestie Gracie. She’s my “person” – when I’m anxious I pray and then text Gracie. When I need a Word from God I read my Bible and then text Gracie. I’m so lucky to have women in my life that inspire me and challenge me in so many ways.
I believe the number one way you can go after your passion is Humility! Yes, I said it. I don’t think there is any book, podcast, video or person that can help you get to your passion quite like humility can. If you read about Jesus you see that He led through humility. I believe that Pride is the core trait of Satan so the opposite is they way we should operate. I think by remaining teachable you will get more opportunities. I think you steward well whatever God has given you and love others without any other motive.
To be a woman on a mission remains steadfast. The book of James says:
” for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. (James 1:3-6 ESV)”
The trials will come – but a woman that is on a mission does not go off track because of a difficult season. She has faith + vision and the trial produces steadfastness. She encourages other women around her that they too can overcome. When she lacks, she prays. She doesn’t doubt but holds on tightly to the promises of God.