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3 Truths for Becoming a Seriously Godly Woman

By: Bethany Beal

A few summers ago I hosted a simulcast conference at my church. The simulcast was put on by Leslie Ludy over at Set Apart Girl Ministries. As she was speaking she mentioned this idea of “becoming one of the few.”

She said that in every generation there are only a few girls willing to give up their lives for Christ. There are only a few girls who are willing to give up the world’s ideas and follow the Bible’s.

There are only a few girls willing to give up their life plans in exchange for Christ’s plan.

Leslie then asked us if we wanted to be one of the few in our generation.

As I listened I decided that I wanted to be one of the few. I wanted to be one of the girls who gave it all for Christ. But how? What does it take to become one of the few in our generation?

I think it takes a girl who is willing to do these three things:

1. Willing to live a countercultural life.
2. Willing to embrace God’s idea of biblical womanhood.
3. Willing to serve God to the max exactly where He has you right now.

Are you willing to do those three things and become one of the few in your generation?

A friend of mine has chosen to completely embrace those three statements and has truly become one of the few in her generation.

Rachel lives a completely countercultural lifestyle.

She is committed to purity both physically and emotionally. She is serious about taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. She has willingly given up her own desires for the future and instead seeks out God’s plan. She is committed to understanding and living out God’s design for her as a girl.

Rachel is also an incredible example of a girl willing to serve God exactly where He has her. She has chosen to invest in the kids and young ladies in the community and uses her time to point them towards Christ.

In our generation, a girl like Rachel truly is “one of the few.”

Her life is totally different than 99% of girls, even Christian girls, in this generation. Thankfully you have an opportunity right now to make some changes. You don’t have to continue on living life like the other girls around you. You can become like my friend Rachel and be known as a girl who loves God with all of her heart, soul, mind and strength. The choice is yours. Will you be one of the many or one of the few?

“The most beautiful women I’ve ever observed are those that have exchanged a self-focused life for a Christ-focused one. They are confident, but not in themselves. Instead of self-confidence, they radiate with Christ-confidence.” -Leslie Ludy

Make it Personal

If you continue to live the way that you are living right now, will you be known as one of the many or as one of the few?

Are you living according the three points I listed above? Which areas are in need of some change?

What is holding you back from becoming a countercultural girl for Christ?

*Blog from devotional Reaching Beyond Myself written by: Kristen and Bethany


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11 Responses to 3 Truths for Becoming a Seriously Godly Woman

  1. Naomi says:

    Thank-you so much! I really needed this today. I’m super stubborn, which can be a good thing in that it doesn’t bother me to live counter-culturally, but I keep forgetting that God can use me even in the boring everyday life of schoolwork, music practice, and family life. God bless-you girls!

  2. Abigail says:

    This is a great post! Thanks soo much for this!
    I have been struggling with the thought of, how I could be different, and even stand out as Christian. For me it is a hard thing to stick out and be different. I am shy and have the tendency to just want to blend in and not be seen. I recently moved somewhere new, and I literally have no friends. So I have just been praying that God will lead me to young woman who I can influence in positive way, and be able to show them that the journey to being “one of the few” can be a beautiful and fulfilling experience. Also that He will give me the strength and the courage to be different and not worry about what others are thinking of me. <3

  3. Brianne says:

    Amazing post! 🙂

  4. Sophie Clemens says:

    Thankyou! 🙂

  5. Excellent post! I have been having to ask myself this question recently. Especially when it comes to blogging. Am I willing to write the truth, even when I know people will be angry at me for doing so?

    One thing I’ve struggled with often is trying to learn how to balance grace and truth. Truth must be spoken, but HOW do we practically balance that with love and grace? I do not mind people being angry at me for what God said, but I am afraid of people being rightly angry at me for not expressing God’s truth in love.

    Any thoughts? 🙂 Thanks so much for this post!

    • Kelly says:

      I struggle with this too. But I think that it is better for the world to be angry at us than God.

    • Elizabeth Omosa says:

      I have read your blog and I love it you should keep it up,just remember to let the Holy spirit speak through you,it’s something i struggle with you

  6. Julie says:

    Hey, I was wondering if you have any christian youtube-channels to recommend?

  7. Grace says:

    What does it mean to live FULLY COUNTERCULTURALLY? Is it not wearing clothes that stop above the knees? Never listening to pop, rap rnb music – or any music type that is not gospel? Is it to never be ‘true to your fleshly self’, meaning we should never exrepress or even feel our immediate and raw feelings – even when they don’t always glorify God? I’m really questioning this. ‘Cause practically EVERYTHING in the world is perverted to an extent, so just being in it, how do we not live by it a minimum? I mean even ‘prairie’ dresses of the old times sinched at the waist to be somewhat alluring to men. Seriously, in real life i probably seem sure of myself and my convictions – which i am but partially because i dont even know how to apply them. Please help if you can, thanks! I’m so glad there’s something like Girl Defined Ministries for girls like me in this generation.

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