Meet the Titus 2 Woman
When I learned that I would be writing the articles for the Leadership page over the next 16 weeks, I tried to fight it. Obviously, I lost the battle, but that's okay. You see, I lack the confidence it takes to tell someone I am a leader. I have sat on the Board of Directors for a Christian ministry and I manage 10 employees at work. But if you were to ask me if I am a leader, I would answer, "No."
So, I prayed to God and said, "God, why have I been chosen for this task? Has the "Bossasaurus"lost her mind, or does she simply like torturing me?"
After allowing me to chew on it for a few days, God finally came back with an answer. He revealed to me that I've been chosen for leadership, by Him. Instead of resisting what He has called me to do, I will quit doubting myself, because I have work to do.
I have been researching what the Bible says about women in leadership. I found these qualifications in Titus 2.
Titus 2:1-15 (KJV) 1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: 2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. 3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. 6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. 7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. 9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; 10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. 11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. 15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.
To be a Christian leader, is to be a follower of Christ. Over the next 15 weeks, I will break down each of the qualifications from Titus 2 for women. I pray that these studies will be a blessing to you. I am already learning so much!
I challenge you over the next 16 weeks to strive to be a Titus 2 Woman.
Sneak Peek for Next Week: Aged and Christ like. Are we mature enough for leadership? What does it take to be successful in leadership?