Mandy Thompson on Women of Influence Week
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m focusing this week on Women of Influence and what some different influencers have to say on the subject.
We’re starting things out with Mandy Thompson. Mandy is a worship leader and great blogger that I love following. I love her wit and I love her heart for worshiping God and connecting with others. She was one of the first women bloggers to welcome me to blog land.
Here’s what she had to say about what it means to be a woman of influence:
“An element of femininity that is as intrinsic as estrogen is a woman’s ability to influence. We were created, as helpmates and relational creatures, to influence mankind. I think this is a primary reason that both wisdom and temptation are personified as feminine in the early chapters of Proverbs. There are a number of examples of womanly influence throughout the scriptures, but we can easily find women that use this ability for harm, such as Sampson’s Delilah and Isaac’s Rebekah. The one qualifying factor of becoming a woman of influence is birth. The real question is will we use this ability to influence as a blessing or curse to others.”
How are you using your influence?