There’s nothing worse than putting on a new outfit and feeling less than confident that your husband was truthful about how awesome it looked. Maybe he doesn’t want to tell you the truth, or maybe he has no idea that floral is in again, or he secretly thinks your look is reminiscent of the matching dresses you and your three-year-old daughter had in 1992. Yep, this happened to me just last week.
If you’re anything like me, you want the courage to wear that outfit without wondering if others will think it’s hideous. Your husband isn’t going tell you he doesn’t like it or that your butt looks big so you need the right input. Go ask your daughter or a close friend!
As a woman in ministry, getting the right input is equally important because you have a unique life that not just anyone can speak into. Not everyone is going to relate to the scope of your responsibility, the passionate vision you have or the challenges you face.
In Ecclesiastes 4, it says that you’re better off having a friend than to be alone because she’ll be there to pick you up if you fall. It also makes life a whole lot more enjoyable.
I’ve met women at conferences and stayed in touch on Facebook. I follow my favorite speakers on Twitter and read plenty of blogs. But there’s nothing like having a girlfriend in ministry to call regularly, to meet up with at All Access or even plan a getaway, just for fun. Here are just a few great benefits of having a girlfriend in ministry:
My prayer life increases. Prayer isn’t the strongest spiritual discipline in my life. My friend and I speak every week about church, family and our God-dreams. When she’s believing for a huge amount of money to purchase the property for their new church or having a rough week with her kids, I pray big prayers and seek God for answers. Guess who’s going to need the favor returned next week? Me!
My personal style has more flair. Yes, her style has influenced me, but in a good way. Am I shallow? Maybe, but really, what girl doesn’t want to look good?!
My potential is activated. She gives me courage to go for it. We share challenges one week that turn into victories by the next week. It’s kind of like how David killed Goliath in one single chapter in the Old Testament. We are heroes in a short amount of time!
There’s nothing greater than having a girlfriend who relates to the changing rhythms of church life, the discomfort of making difficult leadership decisions, or the faith needed to accomplish your God-dreams. Reach out and make a friend in ministry now. She’ll help you become the you God created you to be, and you’ll never have to wonder whether or not your butt looks good in those jeans.