College and Career

Women Impacting History Series

January 4, 2017


A lot of the time we hear people with the idea that as soon as we leave high school, we can do what we want and be whom we want to be. I don’t believe God always wants us to wait until college or later in life to do His will, though.

Our Heavenly Father is the Artist, but we can partake in His hands’ work. We are part of His sculpting.


In the Lord’s eyes, women are just as important as men. We should not let being female deem us unable to serve and be used by God. With this blessing, we need to be good examples of Godly women to those around us and in our sphere of influence. Society has created a competitive atmosphere amongst women that shouldn’t be the case.


Women can contribute to the shaping of history through their work, school, family, and among their community as well as across the globe.


There are so many people around the world, including a large number of women, that do not have basic rights or privileges where they live, and do not get the opportunities that most of us have on a day-to-day basis. In a world so divided, we need to take care of our fellow humans in general, especially those who are in need. We can make a difference in the every day.


The Lord handpicked us to do His work, and I think that is a reminder we all need to hear sometimes. No matter where in the world we are, we are God’s ambassadors, and we all have our own unique part of God’s Master Plan.


Laurel Thatcher Ulrich stated,

“Well behaved women seldom make history.”



I’m not saying we should all go out and break a bunch of laws, or, on the other hand, conform to society and create a bubble for ourselves. The reason I’m including such a quote is we sometimes have to take courageous steps out of our comfort zones and do what God is calling us to. We don’t have to do bad things to make important contributions. Other people may not like us or agree with what we stand for, but those are important chances to take anyway.


Whether the world comes to know our names or not is not what is important; whether or not the world comes to know Jesus’ name is.


We as humans and we as women need to help each other, not tear each other down.


Even if we don’t condone or agree with the way others live their lives, we can still be compassionate and loving. We need to grow in our faith with co-workers, friends, classmates, siblings, parents, people we pass on the street, and having partners to do it with can be an incredible blessing.


One thing to keep in mind with this topic, however, is that we are not the sole writer of our stories. While we are given free will and make decisions in our lives, God should be the one with the pen. We’re not doing everything ourselves; Jesus is at our side helping us along.


Let’s always make sure to give the glory of what is achieved to the Lord.


John 15:16 (NIV)

“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you.”


Proverbs 31:25 (NLT)

“She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”




joyedwardsJoy Edwards – Column: College & Career

Joy is a college student from Arizona. Her major is undecided, but she enjoys sports, photography, learning about different cultures, and spending time with friends and family. She is also Christian and volunteers with her church.


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