I am so grateful for the opportunity to meet some amazing women on this journey of blogging. Several weeks ago, I was contacted by Stephanie at Allied Women about writing a series of guest posts on their blog.
Do you know about Allied Women? It is a community of women in business. There you will find quality information from its members on marketing, speaking, coaching, publishing, encouragement and more. Allied Women features women in business. At first, I was reluctant, because I am not a business woman. But then I realized that I am in the business of encouraging women and empowering them to walk in the freedom of who God called them to be.
Below is a little teaser of what I wrote over at Allied Women today:
As a women nearing mid-life, I spend a lot of time reflecting on what I have or have not accomplished in life. I often ask myself these questions: “Have I lived a successful life?” “Have I done enough?” “Am I doing all that God has called me to do?” I want my life to count for something. I want to know that I’ve made an impact in the lives of others. I want to leave an imprint of God behind for the next generation to uncover. But if I were to look at how the world defines success, I would most likely see myself as a failure. When I compare myself to other successful women in the world today, I often miss the mark because I am measuring my success based on the status quo:
- Do I have a college degree?
- Do I have a good job?
- Do I make good money?
- Am I married?
- Do I have children?
- Do I own a home?
- Am I successful in ministry?
And the list goes on. When I look at my accomplishments and see dreams and hopes yet unfulfilled, my mind often makes room for the whispers of “you aren’t…you never have been…and you never will be successful.”
I hope you will visit Allied Women today and read the rest of my post. Make sure to have a look around. There is a lot of great information there.