Today we feature Jenni Catron, of Jennicatron.com, where she shares her passion for helping others inspire, equip and encourage others through leadership. With that being said, it makes complete sense that her favourite woman of the Bible would be Deborah! Read as Jenni discusses her perspective on Deborah and what we, as modern women, can learn from her.
Who is your favourite woman of the Bible and why? What would you say that modern women can learn from her?
My favourite woman from the Bible is Deborah. Deborah was the only female Judge of Israel and she led during a time of great oppression. What I most love about Deborah are her faith and obedience. Deborah received a word from God that she needed to instruct the commander of the Israelite army to go to war against the Canaanites who had been oppressing God’s people for over 20 years. This was no small task as the Israelites were very weak and defenseless by comparison; so the idea of battling the Canaanites would have sounded ludicrous. But Deborah had faith to believe that she heard from God and was obedient to follow His instruction. Her faith and obedience ushered Israel into 40 years of peace. Deborah’s story is a reminder to us that God is in the business of the impossible. If we trust Him, seek Him and obediently follow Him, He will do extraordinary things through us.
Please finish the sentence: I am a Christian woman who is…
I am a Christian woman who is passionate about leading well and encouraging everyone to understand the significance of their influence on others.
Please finish the sentence: I am a Christian woman who is not…
I am a Christian woman who is not comfortable with the ordinary. I believe that God has called us to live and lead extraordinary lives of purpose for His good and glory. May we not waste a minute!
Any final words of encouragement?
Wherever God currently has you… whatever sphere of influence you have, seize the opportunity to invest in the lives of the people around you. You were made to influence the world in a way that no one else can. Be faithful and obedient. Understand your influence and then, like Deborah, steward it for exponential impact!