Empowerment

Empowerment  

Today we celebrate women. Its International Women’s Day.

Inspiring Instagram posts.

Parity discussions

Lauding female heroes.

Sisterhood.

I am woman hear me roar.

But what are we roaring?

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I looks true, cos it’s all current and on trend with the font. Empowered women empower women.

EMPOWER: to give power to someone

I am empowered

I have power.

Not because I earned it, not because I am strong, not because I make my own rules or “honour myself”.  I am empowered because power was given to me.

I can make choices.

I do make choices.

Do I choose to live in fear?

I have the power to make a difference, I was given the power to make a difference. Will I? Or will I cling to my power as a birthright, lavishing myself with the spoils of it.

 “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

-Abraham Lincoln

With power comes responsibility.

Does power equal freedom?

I am free to choose.

Or does my power ensnare me. How can I let it go?

Luke 12:48 (NIV) From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

 

Empowered women empower women.

 

Empowered women choose to free themselves from the bondage of fear.

Empowered women know their value lies in Christ and nothing else.

Empowered women carry the gift, and the burden of empowering their sister.

 

My sister is in the red light area of Kolkata.

The sun beats down on the tin roof above me, my mattress is soiled with the stench of my violations. Each day they come, the men, to take my inner most beauty from me.

It's piercing, and painful. They ravage from a place known only to me, and throw me out with the garbage. I lie awake, trapped in this dark place and I wonder, when will you come? When will I walk out of this place, and into the light? When will I share my beauty with others in freedom? How long must I lie here? Do you hear my cry?  Will you come so that we may walk together into the light we were created for? Do you hear me? Remember me, as you lie down, my brothers and sisters.... Remember me.

Empowered women kneel at the foot or their sisters and wash their feet.

Where is your sister?

You are empowered.