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THE SETTLED WOMAN
1 PETER 5:10: But the God of all grace, who has called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, will make you perfect, established, strengthen and settle you.
THE GLOBAL PLAN OF GOD IS FOR EACH OF US IS TO BE SETTLED IN LIFE. FOR US TO OPERATE IN LIFE FROM A POSITION OF DOMINION AND REST.
A settled woman must move past her pain, indeed you might have suffered a while in your marriage, over that child, concerning that financial challenge or even in your health, but weeping only endures for a night.
You must move through perfection as The Lord brings you into circumstances that perfect your imperfections, your weaknesses, your character deficiencies and improves your life.
Then you begin to get established by God, in the things of God and in your purpose and calling. You begin to lay good foundations, build strong pillars, take territories and position yourself for greatness.
Strength is then released from God to your purpose and calling, strength from numbers, strength from people, strength from goodwill and financial strength.
Finally you become SETTLED, OPERATE IN REST AND WALK IN DOMINION.
GOD WALKS US ALL THROUGH THIS PROCESS THOUGH IT MAY TAKE YEARS FOR SOME OF US TO GET TO THAT POINT OF REST AND DOMINION.
THE SETTLED WOMAN MUST BE SETTLED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS;
- HER RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD..
*Be born again and know God personally. You cannot profit from your relationship with God beyond your level of knowledge of Him. Your joy will only be as deep as the depth of your knowledge. Read God’s Word and fellowship in prayers.
1Cor 15:34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame. (1 Corinthians 15:34 KJV)
2Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day. (2 Timothy 1:12 KJV)
*LOVE GOD. Love is one of the foundations of Holiness.
*BE OBEDIENT TO HIS COMMANDMENTS whether convenient or inconvenient, do not live with an area of disobedience in your life.
- HER PERSONAL LIFE.
Develop your personal life and grow steadily, you must attain physical and spiritual maturity. Luke 2:52 says And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
*INCREASE IN WISDOM
You must embrace wisdom. Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands. ONE IMPORTANT MATERIAL NEEDED TO BUILD A HOME IS WISDOM.
Wisdom is the stability of the home. Isaiah 33:6 And wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of thy times, and strength of salvation: the fear of the Lord is his treasure. (Isaiah 33:6 KJV)
Be a woman that fears The Lord. Proverbs 9:19 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. A woman who does not fear The Lord will not have a good or strong personality. The fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom and not the only thing so you continue in the wisdom of God by OBEDIENCE TO THE WORD OF GOD.
Deuteronomy 4:5-6 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. (Deuteronomy 4:5-6 KJV)
Have inner peace. Be a praise full and joyful woman.
INCREASE IN STATURE
Never live a stagnant life, read books, visit new places, get a new friend, enrol in a course. Grow your mental stature and improve yourself,
INCREASE IN FAVOUR WITH GOD
YOU MUST ENDEAVOUR TO PLEASE GOD MORE Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. (Hebrews 11:6 KJV)
BE A WOMAN OF FAITH like Rahab, Ruth, Esther, Deborah etc.
For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. (1 John 5:4 KJV)
INCREASE IN FAVOUR WITH MAN
Do good to others, have a good character, change your ways if you are having negative feedback about your character.Proverbs 11:27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him. Your good will always conquer evil. Acts 10:38 Jesus went about doing good
- HER FAMILY LIFE AND MARRIAGE
*Take charge in the place of intercession for your family.
* Give attention, time and care to your family and your home.
* Marriage is a one handle door once you enter no going back. Do not compare your husband with other men. Even if he failed before encourage him and know you are in his life to bridge his weaknesses.
*Do your best to bring up your children in the way of The Lord, sow your time into their lives.
*Make up your mind to be a virtuous woman. Proverbs 12:4A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.
Make your husband’s life better by your personal commitment. Be wise in putting your opinions forward without argument. Men like to be celebrated because of their ego, when you promote your husband you will be promoted.
- HER CALLING, CAREER OR MINISTRY
*Discover your purpose in life Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he. (Proverbs 29:18 KJV) Your provision will come when you are in your vision.
*Be diligent in your calling, the job of a woman is not easy. Many times women will be up praying of working or cooking and men will be sleeping. Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. The Proverbs 31 woman was a very hard working woman.
* Be faithful, be predictable and reliable.