Let's Be Queens Together

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This blog post was not planned! It just came to me as I was creating a blog graphic for another post. I love how the Lord just drops things to me I am learning to go with the flow. Anywho, the first that popped into my head was Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron,  so one person sharpens another.” The Lord had His own agenda. Yesterday I was reading the scriptures with my devotional, and I ended up in 1 Corinthians. Which was not one of my scriptures. I started to read 1 Corinthians 12:1-11. I started laughing because I knew what the Lord was doing. Well are you ready to see why He leaded me there?

I love the title “Let’s Be Queens Together.” There is unity in that. Girl power in that? Christ is in that! God calls His children to rule and reign with Him (Rev. 5:10), and you do know that you are not the only woman on this earth right? He wants His people to rule and reign with Him! That means your sisters too! On that note it is time for us to go deeper.

There are different kinds of gift, but the same Spirit distributes them. [5] There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. [6] There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and everyone it is the same God at work.
— 1 Corinthians 12:4-6

Let me just cut to the chase. Why are you competing against your sister in Christ? Why are you jealous of your sister in Christ? Why are you comparing yourself to your sister in Christ? When the Lord gives DIFFERENT gifts to His people! You are fearfully and wonderfully made, so you will not be the same as the next person. You were knitted together in your mother's womb (Psalm 139:13) by God. You were not meant to be like everyone else. Your gifts are gifts from the Lord that no man can take away! It is okay to be you! Bask in that for me. Say to yourself “It is okay to be the woman that God created me to be, and using the gifts He has given me I shall do great exploits.”
 

7 Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues,[a] and to still another the interpretation of tongues.[b] 11 All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.
— 1 Corinthians 12:7-11

Here Paul breaks down the gifts that can be given. Do you see all of the different gifts that the Lord chooses to bless us with? During this time in the Corinthian church the spiritual gifts were causing division. The people were focusing on “Spiritual power,” and it started to cause competition in the church. The “I am more spiritual than you” foolishness. God is saying I do not want that for this generation! Us women have the tendency to always look over at our neighbors grass while ours has weeds growing in it. Too busy trying to get into other women’s lane. Living out other womens calling. I am not going to lie I have done that. Sometime I catch myself doing that everyday looking on social media (blog post coming up soon about that), but do you know what I mean? It is easy to get caught up on what others are doing, and how the Lord is using them! You may not prophecy, and that does not mean you are not powerful. No gift is greater than the other. They all have their roles for the church, but the ranking is man made! They all operate with and in the Holy Spirit! These gifts are to serve the body of Christ. Don’t think because you don’t have the gift of one close to you that you are not being used. Satan wants division in the church! Do not give him a open door. I bind up the spirit of doubt, envy, pride, comparison, inadequacy, and unworthiness right now in the name of Jesus! It ends today! It is time for us women to rise up and take our place in Heavenly places. Are you with me today? No more “she is more powerful than me.” You guys are powerful together, two can put ten thousand to flight! Stop focusing on yourself, and focus on the souls that need to be saved, the healing that needs to take place, the blind eyes that need to be open, the demons that need to flee, and the curses that need to be broken! Rise up sis and if your sister is rising up too, then grab her hand and bombard the gates of hell together!!!!!!!

I love you. Go get em! 
 

Faith, LifeLenae Brooks