TREASURE INSIDE-Tope Olaleye
Every woman is created with loads of treasure inside them but every individual must discover the treasure she is made of. A woman that God created is a unique being and are to be valued, it is an aberration to the divine plan what we see this day. We are created a special being. In Genesis 2: 20 – 22,
20 And Adam gave names to all cattle and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;
22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
God created the woman from man for a purpose and without a woman this purpose cannot be fulfilled. He knew the man cannot fulfill this purpose alone so He created the woman. Because of this purpose He embedded treasures and gifts in us to enable us carry out the vision. God created woman from man so a woman’s purpose is embedded in her husband’s, she is not to be alone fulfilling her own separate vision therefore a woman should pursue fulfilling the purpose of God with her husband. She is not supposed to subject her husband under her to fulfill her own lust. God created woman from man and not the other way round, so women should not think it is their husband’s duty to fulfill their own desire.
It is of advantage that we discover our purpose and know who we are in Christ. We are created for a purpose and we are where we are for a particular purpose. In the book of Esther, there was a plot to destroy the Jews. Queen Esther never knew this was the purpose of God for her life to deliver her people. Wherever we find ourselves in whatever position we could be it is for a purpose. Whatever circumstance brought you to where you are, it is because you were ordained to be there to represent the King of kings so that He will not suffer loss.
Every woman has a purpose to fulfill with her husband in the lives of family members, in their community and nations etc. Some women that God has placed in high positions have forgotten the purpose of God for placing them there and they pursue their lustful desires. Such are not living for God; it is either you live to fulfill God’s purpose or devil’s plan. You are a subject to whose purpose you fulfill.
“12 But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king’s commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.
13 Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king’s manner toward all that knew law and judgment:
19 If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.”
Esther 1: 12-13, 19
Queen Vashti made the mistake of her life that made the king request for someone else to replace her and take her position. It was substitution by displacement (or elimination) that occurs so that God’s eternal plan might be fulfilled through His chosen vessel. Our God is a God of purpose He knows how to create space for His children to occupy for His purpose to be fulfilled. He removed Vashti and placed Esther there to fulfill His purpose. For God to place you where you are, there is someone that was removed so there must be a reason for that change to occur. Did you find out why you are there? Are you fulfilling the reason?
“8 So it came to pass, when the king’s commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together unto Shushan the palace, to the custody of Hegai, that Esther was brought also unto the king’s house, to the custody of Hegai, keeper of the women.
9 And the maiden pleased him, and she obtained kindness of him; and he speedily gave her her things for purification, with such things as belonged to her, and seven maidens, which were meet to be given her, out of the king’s house: and he preferred her and her maids unto the best place of the house of the women.
10 Esther had not shewed her people nor her kindred: for Mordecai had charged her that she should not shew it.”
Esther 2: 8-10
Esther was favoured by God. Didn’t you know you are in that position because God favoured you? Others could have been there but out of many God decides to honour you so that you might show forth His praise. We receive God’s favour in our lives but messed it up because of our selfish desires. Our primary aim in life should be to please God and fulfill His purpose for our lives. There is a treasure in Esther that found her out of all the multitude of virgins in the king’s palace who came for the competition. This treasure was not just discovered in a day, it has been a work of many years of her Uncle Mordecai and also of herself being a God fearing lady. Esther did not just do as she pleases then found herself in the king’s palace but she follow the instructions of her uncle until she won the victory. Many women have ignored instructions that would have made them great. Who is that Mordecai missing in your life? Who or what has God positioned to instruct you to your destined places? Have you found him and are you submitting to that man or chastening necessary to make you great?
Many young ladies these days cannot abide by the instructions of their parents or guardians but rather they prefer to live as it pleases them so that they can enjoy life to the fullest. Such people cannot discover the treasure of God inside of them. I wonder why anytime there is a special purpose to be fulfilled by a woman God sometime decide to look for a Virgin to carry out the purpose. I discover to be a virgin means you are consecrated so God loves a life fully betrothed or yielded to Him and whose life has been preserved for His purpose. This is the virginity that is needed for the divine use. Are you a virgin that can be used of God? Have you not given your life to sin as your master? Can God find you a woman through whom He can shake the earth?
Esther was a very humble and respectful lady; this virtue speaks for her even when she became the queen.
Queen Esther realized the purpose of God for her life because God actually dethrone someone to put her in that position, many are quick to forget the effort and labour of God on their lives, they forget that God had to remove somebody so as to place them to fulfill His purpose. She did not forget this so she took that step to save her people even though it was a risky one she was ready to put down her life to save her people. How many of us women of this day can actually go out of our comfort zone to help someone who is in need let alone taking a risk to save a soul. What we see these days is women who want to be noticed at every function either for the cloth they are putting on or for the car they ride in or even for their sweet messages on the pulpit. All these are things of the world that will definitely vanish but what about the souls God committed into our hands as women.
Women have a great ministry because their ministry and purpose in life is to help their husband fulfill his ministry and also their children being what God has ordained them to be. Children here do not only mean biological children but also spiritual, natural and adopted children. Any woman deviating from any of these is not giving glory to God. Esther did all she could to fulfill her purpose, are we ready to give it all it takes just to fulfill the purpose of God for our lives.
A woman of purpose is a woman who builds her home and understands every situation around her. She helps everyone around her to fulfill the will of God for their lives. She makes use of every opportunity she has to help people achieve their purpose in live.
For a woman to fulfill her purpose in life she makes use of treasure and gift God has given unto her. This treasure is not found on the surface but deep down inside of her. She cannot discover this treasure by just crossing her legs and attending to things that cannot add value to her spiritual life. She needs to dig deep to find this treasure by giving herself to constant study of the word of God, prayer and meditating on God’s word and after this treasure has been found proper use is very essential not minding the challenges or price that needs to be paid. The end is eternal glory and joy of fulfillment.