March 8, International Women’s Day – Let’s celebrate US, ladies!
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I am proud to be a good woman, and to have three adult daughters who are happy, successful, good women.
I am thrilled to have a beautiful almost 6-month-old granddaughter who will one day be a good woman.
I don’t want to get into any political reasons for the celebration of International Women’s Day; I really try to avoid political discussions, because they so often become confrontational and people end up attacking one another.
Instead, I’d like to share some of my favorite quotes from Joyce Meyer to and about women, from her devotional book, The Confident Woman Devotional:
“A confident person is open to learning, because she knows that her confidence allows her to walk through life’s doorways, eager to discover what waits on the other side. She knows that every new unknown is a chance to learn more about herself and unleash her abilities. Confident people do not concentrate on their weaknesses; they develop and maximize their strengths.”
“A confident woman does not live in the ‘if only’ and ‘what if.’ The world is filled with people who feel empty and unfulfilled because they have spent their lives bemoaning what they did not have, instead of using what they do have. Don’t live in the tyranny of ‘if only.’ “
“I hope you have a dream or a vision in your heart for something greater than what you have now. I always say I would rather ask God for a lot and get half of it, than to ask Him for a little and get all of it. Dreams for the future are possibilities, but not what I call ‘positivelies.’ In other words, they are possible, but they will not positively occur unless we do our part. All of us have potential, and many of us want a manifestation of it, but too often we are not willing to wait, be determined, and work hard at developing that potential.”
“It’s a time-tested truth: most people who criticize others for what they are doing are usually doing nothing themselves. It is sad when people have nothing better to do than criticize those who are trying to do something to make the world a better place. What is your gift and your calling? Are you using it?”
How would you answer those questions about your gift and calling? If you’re a female reader, what reasons do you have to celebrate being a woman? Do you agree or disagree with Joyce Meyer’s quotes?
If you’re a male reader, do you have special women in your life whom you believe are worth honoring?