Could you be the answer to another woman’s prayers? Perhaps there is a lonely young lady who needs a true friend. Perhaps there is an elderly woman who doesn’t know how she is going to pay her winter heating bill. Perhaps there is another woman in your town with three children under five who is expecting her fourth and just needs the friendship and moral support of a kind, understanding woman.
There are endless prayers being said by women in need in our world. There are women in need praying in our towns, in our communities, in our state, in our nation, and in our world. It is certain that there are women praying for things specific to them and their lives and it is just as certain that God has created other women to help meet these women’s heartfelt, prayed about needs. It is also certainly a very real possibility that God created you to be a woman to meet another woman’s needs, – even women we do not know and may never meet – to be an answer to her prayers.
There are two main things that stop women from being answers to the prayers of other women. The first is selfishness. This selfishness keeps a woman seeking to please herself rather than humbling herself and growing into the woman God created her to be. She doesn’t care to better herself, she only cares to please herself. She won’t give life-saving food, clothing, shelter, or medical assistance to another woman in need, because there is some material luxury that she personally wants. She blames other women for their own problems and believes that helping anyone in need is a job that belongs to governments, churches, and non-profits. She doesn’t care, literally.
The second thing that stops women from being an answer to other women’s prayers is womanly cowardice, which is a lack of female strength of heart. This is shown by a woman knowing what God would have her to do and how He would have her to live, yet her being too ashamed to change into the woman. She is afraid of what others will think of her. There are many, many women who feel led to walk a path that is very different from the norm of womanhood in our nation; women who feel called to live as God says, yet who, because they are afraid of losing things and people of this world, refuse (and often come up with excuses as to why) to be the woman God created them to be. This is such a tremendous loss to not only the woman, but to womankind. We don’t need anymore women maintaining the status quo in our nation and world, we need Godly women, which are women of tremendous strength and courage, wisdom, kindness, compassion, and understanding.
To be an answer to the prayers of another woman doesn’t have to take you from your home and family, nor does it have to cost a dime. Being friendly, kind, and morally supportive to others can cause them to share problems with you, or cause them to point others to you because they feel sure that you can help them. It can be sewing quilts or clothe diapers at home and asking your husband to drop them off to someone in need on his way to or from work. It can be sharing a link to an article that, while it may not be for every woman you know, might help or inspire some of them. It can be as simple as putting an ad out for locals on Facebook that says, “Free fresh garden vegetables for local widows. Call xxx-xxxx for more information,” or anything, really, any thing that God leads you to do through His Word and His Holy Spirit.
The women that I’ve gotten to know through this blog and its Facebook page are not selfish nor are they cowards. They are women who seek to bring light to the world and to do the best they can, and to be the very best woman they can be. If you don’t already, how about praying to God to be the answer to the prayers of other women, and that if you have a prayer that another woman can meet, He meets your need. He’s there, and He puts us here for each other.