3. Teach them to be humble.
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It sounds counter-intuitive, but you can empower another woman by encouraging her to be humble. James 4:10 tells us: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.”
Furthermore, James 4:6 tells us: “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” To be humble means you recognize the truth of 1 Corinthians 4:7 that everything you have has been given to you– including abilities, authority, position, possessions, and even principles. When we are humble before God, we will be gracious with others, and that makes us servant-leaders rather than controlling ones. Encourage women to be humble, and you will be showing them a secret doorway to godly empowerment.
4. Share your own weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
We tend to think that if we model strength to others, they’ll be able to imitate it. Yet our strength doesn’t come from our own abilities, nor does empowerment come from imitating another’s power plays. Empowerment comes from the Lord, primarily as we admit we are weak.
Paul said in his weakness, humility, or lowliness, he was stronger in Christ’s power because Christ’s power in him was made perfect in his weakness. “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:9-11).
When you share your weaknesses, vulnerabilities, and struggles and let people know HOW God strengthened you through it, you are helping another woman realize she, too, can be strengthened through her struggles.
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