“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” Serena Williams

Women’s History Month is not only a time to honor trailblazers in various arenas, but to encourage women and support women you know that may not make headlines but are on their way. It is great to recognize those who have left us a rich legacy of courage, faith, perseverance and wisdom. Encourage and celebrate the women – sisters, aunties, friends, who have made a difference in your life because they inspire, support and encourage you.

So let’s think about, encourage and pray for the women in our lives who have influenced our lives even in small but impactful, endearing and /or life changing ways. The woman may have influenced you to be or to strive to become a successful entrepreneur. She may have shown you the loving example of what is true friendship or is a woman who models the message of Christ. She may be a marketplace influencer in her niche or mountain God has assigned her.

Your sister friend or mentor may be someone who has poured into you and inspires you to follow your dreams with action. You love this woman’s spirit of excellence. She may have a kind loving spirit; she may be someone who inspires you to run on or who in love and with the right spirit tells you the truth and stretches you to excellence. So now encourage and support her in three ways.

Unassuming, but this woman is there when you need her, can be trusted and will step in when needed. She is the woman who has a praying spirit and is a faithful intercessor that bears fruit in the Kingdom. You may admire the way she manages her household, raises her children and loves her family. The fact that she is a faithful steward and a doer of the Word in action inspires you. She may be the woman who always support you, knows all about you, yet loves you anyway, yet tells you the truth and what is right to do, and lets you know you can do all things.

You may have little contact with this woman, but you take notice of her spirit of excellence and what she is doing, and you respect her. You may even just want to encourage this woman to keep the faith and not to grow weary in well doing.

Celebrate and encourage the women you admire from afar and near and just “see them”; or just those who have blessed your life, sown time, love, wisdom and support in your life; or the woman you admire because she models the message of Christ because of their fruitful spirit and are doers of the Word. Celebrate the women in your life that are working every day to achieve their dreams despite challenges. They keep moving forward and they are or will make a difference in the lives of others.

Take Action
Take Action to show how important they are to helping you to achieve your dreams, serve as a consistent faithful support system.
First. Pray for them. Pray for them to have time for self-care and to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. Pray for their families and marriages. Pray that they would walk in their purpose and achieve the desires of their heart. Pray for their business and that they will obtain the contracts they seek, complete the book or get that degree.

Second. Let the friend or women in your circle know what you appreciate about them. Give them specific examples of how they bless you, inspire you or state the things that your sister friend does you just admire. Send a card or give them a call with a virtual hug.

Third. Ask what you can do for the women you admire and appreciate that is within your means. . We all need encouragement, and support and you may be surprised how you will bless them. Iron sharpens iron. No woman is an island. We all need support no matter the” superwoman” we may think we are. Pam Perry, the market “angel” states” Networking is not always about getting. It is really about giving”. You are more blessed when you give than when you receive (Acts 20:35). “When we network together, we weave a bond of ultimate power. Creating alliances and cultivating relationships is critical today, especially in business, exclaims Pam the ultimate encourager and market strategist who makes it happen in making others shine, be seen and heard in their respective goals.

So in honor of Women’s History Month let us encourage and support one another and show and tell the respect, love and admiration you have for a woman in your life.

An interecessor, Linda loves to glorify God through drama, poetry readings and portrayals of women characters of the Bible to minister, teach and empower women to pray and then have the courage to take action to achieve their dreams. Her E-Book -Powerful Prayer Points for Parents to Pray for Their Children is on Amazon . She has written an article entitled Extraordinary Women of Faith: The Daughters of Zelophehad in the Anthology -Tal’i-tha Cu’mi: Damsal, I say unto thee Arise. Her article, Waiting on Inspiration appeared in the Anthology –It’s Worth the Struggle- Inspiration for Contemporary Writers. Her book the “Courage To Be First” will be coming out this year.

Linda Fegins, lindafegins@prayandactwrite.com or ldfaygo@gmail.com copyright 2021