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  • Writer's pictureElaine Kelly

Who am I to Speak?

Updated: May 16, 2022

Who am I to go to religious leaders and tell them to free women from subservience? Others have gone to theological seminaries, are professional writers, and have more followers on social media. Yet God says "I'll be with you".

My novel 'Out of Brokenness: The Forgotten Followers' does not tell anyone what to believe but it does show Jesus #empoweringwomen encouraging them as disciples and authorizing them as apostles. Throughout history, God uses unqualified people. I have heard it said that God doesn't call the qualified; God qualifies the called. In the business world, we say "Hire character; train skill."

In 'Unqualified: How God Uses Broken People to do Big Things', Steven Furtick writes about doing whatever God calls you to do. But that book is only for men. The mega-church he leads keeps women in subservient roles and hires only men as pastors.

In contrast, the Bible shows women called to do big things. Moses could not have fulfilled his calling without the women who did what God called them to do. The midwives risked their lives by defying Pharaoh's orders to kill baby boys, Moses' mother saved him by putting him in a basket in the river, Moses' sister negotiated with Pharaoh's daughter for Moses' mother to be hired as a wet-nurse, Pharaoh's daughter protected and educated Moses, and Moses' wife Zipporah saved Moses from an attack on the way to Egypt.

I offer my small loaves and fishes in faith. Be your best self. Do all that God calls you to do. God's promises are for women too.

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