Queen in Gold
While on holiday a few weeks ago, I (Riani) received a voice note from Bianca Swart, the chairperson of a ministry called Women of Worth (WOW). I was so excited about being contacted by a complete stranger who heads up a ministry I’ve never even heard of. I’m even more excited about being able to take hands with them and even head down to Bloemfontein for their conference in August.
WOW is only seven months old, which is pretty much the same age as Queen in Gold. It is such a privilege to support each other in this season. God is so faithful in opening doors.
In this article, Bianca shares about finding her worth and trusting in God.
Why we started WOW
Along with my team, I (Bianca) started WOW seven months ago, hoping to teach women something about how God sees them. Since then, God has actually done so much more in my own heart.
As a group of student leaders, we saw girls hoping to find their worth in a certain body shape or size, the affection of men or personal success. Something in our hearts just rose up against this and we felt God pressing it on us to address this in a radical way. That was the birth of WOW.
“Her value is more precious than jewels and her worth is far above rubies or pearls” – Proverb 31:10
But my pride was soon to be buried...
God made it clear that He will be mending our hearts first, and that my heart had the most work.
I was humbled when I realized I can’t take even one ounce of credit for this ministry. All of it was His idea. Every sponsor we got was a gift out of His hand and every person involved was handpicked by Him.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me, you can do nothing.”
He taught me that I can’t find my worth in anything but Him, because everything is from Him (Romans 11:36). I’ve learnt that it is best to be at rest, for my worth is in Him.
Trust His promises
He also gently taught me that trusting in His promise is a discipline. Trust in what He has called you to do, even when nobody else does, even when the odds are against you. He WILL produce what He promised. He WILL finish the good work He has started (Philippians 1:6).
Through every Scripture He gave us, God made it clear that nothing comes from us and everything comes from Him. Actually, if you think about it, this is such a relief!
"We don’t have to have it all figured out. We don’t need a five-year plan, He will do it all! "
Our worth is not affected by success or failure anyway, so we can run after Him boldly no matter what! We can just be the vessels God uses to do His work. We don’t have to have it all figured out. We don’t need a five-year plan, He will do it all! All we need to do is remain obedient; trust; love and be willing to get our hands dirty.
More about Bianca
Bianca hopes to change the world by being Jesus’ hand and feet. Apart from her love for Him, she really loves food, laughing (a lot) and impulsive adventures.
More about the WOW movement and their upcoming conference
If you want to find out more about Women of Worth, visit their website or Facebook page.
Also, don’t miss the very first WOW conference in Bloemfontein on the 4th of August.
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About the blog
Queen in Gold is a blog for the feminine heart. I hope to inspire other women to stand up in their God-given identity.
My name is Riani.
I love flowers, board games, arty markets, food, dancing, music and spring....