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Two years ago I was given the Hunger Games trilogy as a gift and scoffed at the idea of reading teen literature. But within the first couple chapters I wanted to change my name to Katniss, date Peeta, and

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  • Justine - Beautiful. And insanely convicting… in the best of waysReplyCancel

    • bianca - Thanks Justine! Tell your handsome hubby I said hello 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - Hi Bianca,

    Those statistics about women in America are staggering. I had to re-read them to let it sink in. What a world of luxury and resource we live in.

    In keeping with your Hunger Games analogy, in the books, Katniss is the most effective in her efforts against the Capitol when she is among the people who are oppressed. She does the greatest things for her people when she is fighting for them by fighting alongside them. This is just like us as Christians. Wherever we fight the battle for souls, whether that be in our native country, Bangkok, or Africa, we are most effective when we are in the midst of the battlefield spending time with and ministering to the souls we’re fighting to save rather than standing at a sanitized distance.

    Thank you for encouraging so many Christians to stand up and fight with the hope of changing the world.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Laib - Great words. Powerful words. I need a DAILY reminder of how priveleaged Amercians are. Thank you for that.

    Ps. I want to be like Katniss Everdeen too. And also Olivia Pope. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Marlana - Thank you for these encouraging words, statistics, and Scripture! I have also been encouraging my social media friends with the A21/IF containers — let’s not just talk about it, let’s do something!!!ReplyCancel

  • travelyne - I really love this post. Thanks for your sharing. Hope that I could read more and more useful article like this. Keeping moving forward!! <3ReplyCancel

I don’t wear chaps, ride a Harley, or own a power suit, but I have been called a strong woman.

She’s bright and bold and blonde. The recent college grad with brave determination and golden locks asked a serious question …

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  • Mary - I needed to read this! Thank you so much. I feel like I questioned how God made me, but I believe I need to walk in the fullness of it. THANK YOU.ReplyCancel

  • Steve - Wow. I’m so convicted. I admit I’ve said this statement and meant them both for the good and the bad. I feel like I owe my wife an apology for not allowing her to lead in the way she is fashioned to.

    So convicted.ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Thanks for chiming in, Steve. I SO value your words and appreciate that you heard my heart in this. Your voice is heard and your words appreciated.ReplyCancel

  • Rosie - I AM a strong woman!

    (I’m going to say it over and over until I believe it.)ReplyCancel

    • bianca - I’m believing it for you too! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Monica Pereyra - Yes!! Love!!! What I love about you b is that you are a strong woman, yet you allow others to see your weakness. And that doesn’t define who you are! Great read! ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Hurry up and have your baby girl!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - As a young lady with a strong calling from God it’s been intimidating to claim that label of being Strong Woman. Hesitant even to approach the idea. This has given me an enormous amount of encouragement and inspiration. Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Get it, girl! Proud of you, Nicole.ReplyCancel

  • Jasmine Star - Word to your mom.
    Well, our mom.ReplyCancel

  • Liz D. - A year ago my hubby and i began to serve in music ministry at a church that he felt more comfortable with. It was a change for me because i left my home church of 15 years. The pastor is young and a little bit macho, i feel i rub him the wrong way with my strong woman personality, (i am not intimidated by males, i grew up with 4 brothers and manage an office with mostly males, and have a very outgoing personality). I am learning to filter comments, hush more and pray so i don’t seem too dominant, especially since i married a quiet and shy man who i love to pieces!
    Pray for me, my problem isn’t finding it, it’s that i use it waaay tooo much sometimes.ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Hahhahahha! I’m with you. Hang in there 😉ReplyCancel

  • Abbie - Thank you for this boost! If you ask my friends and family about who I am, they say I am determined, ambitious, and independent. If they only knew my heart is confused, weary, and unsure. I do feel God calling me to do big things and speak out, but I too often let others opinions and fear of rejection, from friends, influence me. I love God and I am not afraid to say it, but I hold myself back. I need to be the strong women the people around me see and share my faith and love in God. His opinion is the only one that should matter. I am a strong women of God! Thanks again!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Thank YOU for reading. Glad we could be in this together.ReplyCancel

  • JoEllen - As a school counselor in a Christian school, this was so needed – I want to share this with all my high school girls! And love the verses you shared from Joel – wow! Those will be going up in the office 🙂ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Thank you, JoEllen! Keep pouring into lives of young women! Don’t grow weary…ReplyCancel

  • the Blah Blah Blahger - PREACH!!!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Miss you! Can’t wait to catch up. I’ll be preaching at Mariners in August and you should come 😉ReplyCancel

  • JoAnna - Thank you for taking the time on this, B 🙂 Beautifully written and timely, indeed. Love you!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - Since becoming a single mom I get easily annoyed when folks try to use “this will make you stronger” as a way to make my new challenges sound better. Sometimes I don’t want to be stronger if it means having to do EVERYTHING. I am not interested in learning how to fix a car, TV,lawnmower, plumbing issues, etc. It will make me more knowledgeable and make me more self sufficient but it is not something I get joy from or care to boast about. I do pray for emotional strength to get me through the tough times.
    So being STRONG has been a topic on my mind lately and it was nice to read your experience. I look forward to hearing you this Saturday in Arlington, Texas!ReplyCancel

  • Evangelina - Bianca, do you give conference in Spanish? Our Latin community needs you !!! 🙂 Hope to see you soon in Oklahoma!! You are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Myers - KIR lol learned this tonight! thanks For teaching to build those bridges and walk through and allow God to work! Thanks for telling us keep it real because we can lie to our neighbors our family our spouses ourselves but we can never lie to God!ReplyCancel

  • Monica - What a great read! And it couldn’t have fallen at a better time and place. In this season, I’ve been learning a great deal about my identity in Christ and His beauty that manifests in diversity – even in strength and character. But what I’ve noticed is a lack in modern-day examples of such “strong women”. I’m sure you know plenty but could you possibly refer us to a few? As a student, I’m dying to know, read and follow (via social media) so that it serves as another encouragement/reminder to live the strong life He’s called me to live!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - Wow! Awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Do you have any other conferences you’re going to speak at? I’d like to take a girls trip to hear you speak with one of my girlfriends!ReplyCancel

  • Alba - I am a strong woman and a child of God. I stumbled on a preaching of yours on the internet and thus found your blog. Thank you for preaching boldly the word of God!ReplyCancel

2 Chronicles 16:9: For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.

Two years ago I spoke at a young adults …

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  • Hallie - I needed to hear this today. I’m believing for healing for a friend at work, and this just spurred on my faith even more. I was raised in a tradition that prayed “if it’s Your will, please heal so-and-so.” I know their intentions were good, but that type of prayer made me believe God doesn’t always want to heal, and so I wasn’t able to have faith in who He is. It has been a long process for me to believe that God will actually act in miraculous ways because of our prayers, and like you, I have just as many questions as I have answers. But if Jesus rose from the dead, then that changes everything. Thank you for this post!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - WORD! Hallie, I couldn’t agree more. I just stopped praying weak sauce prayers and God has been faithful. Let me know how I can pray for your friend! There is power in PRAYER!ReplyCancel

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  • Rachel - So good. Amen!ReplyCancel

  • Jason Stead - Pretty amazing! Been praying for my wife that God would do a miracle of healing for her and that through it we could see Him. Gave me an extra portion of faith ending this. Blessings Bianca!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Praying for her! And you! Believing God in the midst for the whole Stead family.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - I have chills reading this and feel so convicted. How often do I pray those “if it’s Your Will…” prayers, not because I’m really truly asking if it’s God’s will, but so that I am giving God an “out” if those prayers don’t come to fruition. In tossing up that out, I’m really telling God that I don’t FULLY believe that He CAN do what He says He can. Wow! Thank You Bianca for these words, and Hallie for your comment that really brought it all together for me! God can do ALL THINGS! Now I must live like I not only believe it, but depend on it!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Yup, I’m with you sister! F’real. Let’s pray bold and brave prayers 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet - You are so right, Bianca! Our God is able to do anything. He is STILL in the miracle business today. No matter how big or small, I also believe miracles happen every day around us — even if we aren’t paying attention He is at work.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - Lately I’ve been discouraged (I know I shouldn’t ) me and my husband have been trying to have a baby for almost 3 years and nothing. I need to grow stronger in my faith but it’s not easy .ReplyCancel

  • tona baez - Hi Bianca!!
    You’re such an inspiration!! I have a situation here in the home of step family. Andrea is 4 months pregnant and addicted to crystalmethamphetamine & marijuana. She’s carring twins !!
    I just in boxed LVMPD, I hope they actually read their email, I just want the babies safe, at this point my only hope is they’ll come put her in jail for the next 4 months. She also has a warrant.ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - I so needed to hear this, Bianca! We have been trying to conceive for 5 years, with 4 of those years through a infertility doctor. We finally stopped the infertility treatments in September last year and instead of asking for a child we started praising God. He miraculously allowed us to conceive for the first time at the beginning of March, which we miscarried the middle of April. But it was a complete miracle! We were told by doctors that we could never conceive. Please join us in praying that He will do it again! Please also pray for healing through this grieving.ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Rebecca, I’m praying RIGHT NOW. Our God can heal. May your story be a Hannah testimony 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Courtney Laib - That’s amazing!!! God is good!!! I’ve been in a similar place lately… I often feel like The Holy Spirit asks me to pray for physical healing for people. A few weeks ago at church I was talking to an older lady who was telling me that she’d lost most of her sight and I felt the Holy Spirit say “Pray For Her”. Of course I argued for a while but finally I asked if I could pray for her and she said yes. So I did. And I prayed for God to restore her sight. And He didn’t. But I wasn’t discouraged and I’m still not because I think a lot of times God asks us to do things because He first wants to see if we will even obey, ha know? Honestly sometimes when I feel a prompt or wisper like that, I say no. Mostly because I’m afraid or because I don’t want the person to walk away feeling worse than before they met me. Does that make sense? Anyway, I’m with you! And I’m getting there. Why WOULDN’T we pray for people to be healed!? It takes courage for sure but once God starts revealing His power and glory then it’s just OVER (in the best possible way). Why would we ever stop after we’ve seen someone restored like that? Can’t wait to hear more stories!! Ps. I was at Rooted Chicago this past weekend and you rocked! 🙂ReplyCancel

    • bianca - TOTALLY. Yes, I get it. It’s scary. You don’t want to sound or look like an idiot. But one wise woman told me that when we are faithful in believing God with the small, he will trust us when it comes to the big stuff. Be faithful. We got this!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine - Bianca, thank you for your ministry and for following the call of God on your life. Those two girls are two of my best friends, and it truly has been incredible to see the healing hand of God at work in both of their lives. Your willingness to step out in faith has helped strengthen their faith and my own as well. The God we serve is an incredible God who heals us, restores our broken hearts, and brings us to new heights we could never reach ourselves. Thank you for your post and I pray that this story stirs people’s hearts for Jesus.ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Crystal and Kirsti will FOREVER be in my mind. Thank you for being a witness to God in their life!ReplyCancel

  • Chanele Arenas - ️️Thankyou for sharing it encouraged my faith!! Sometimes the Lord will have me pray something or give a bible verse and I question is that really from you Lord or is that just me??! I love that you knew it was just from the Lord!! what you shared encouraged me to speak out in faith and Gid will do the rest!! Blessings xoxoReplyCancel

    • bianca - That’s right. Just trust him and he will do the rest! Get it girl.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Troyer - Brianca, God has anointed you. At the Alive2015 conference, you shared a word for a mother whose son would be reconciled. I am believing that was for me but I also believe it was for other mothers, too.

    Thank you for praying over me. I am trusting God to heal & restore what is broken. He is the Mend-er, Healer we need.

    Keep listening to His Holy Spirit.

    Much love & gratitude, KTReplyCancel

    • bianca - That was a holy moment. I swear. It was like God pierced the hearts of so many mothers in a way that only God can do! I’m praying for you too 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rebecca - Amen! Amen! Amen! Thank you sister for sharing the mighty work of the Spirit and the ways He leads us to pray, to groan, to speak truth and healing and power over others. Amen!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Thank you for the encouragement. I’m truly blessed by your words. XOReplyCancel

  • Kirsti - Bianca, thank you so much for sharing this story! This was truly one of the most powerful moments of my life. I am praising God that he is using my lyme disease to reach out to others. Bianca, you have helped increase my faith and firm my belief in healing. I have been sick for 9 years and I know God is going to fully heal me! It brings joy to my heart that this story is bringing hope to others. God is so good!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - I”M SO GLAD YOU SAW THIS POST! I’m HONORED to know you. Please let me know when God heals you. XOReplyCancel

  • Erin Q - “Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news.” Mark 1:45

    I am so glad that you have not kept this to yourself!
    I firmly believe that the more persecution of the church we hear about, the more miracles we will hear about. The impact you have to reach people with personal stories of miracles will draw them to the One who can heal them.

    Thank you for this story!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - WOOHOO! Let’s spread the news 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - I loooooove this. Every time I share with anyone I always say “the same power that conquered the grave lives in me and you!” God is good and wants to work…if we only believe! Praying for my friend. Just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and has little ones. Lord please touch her and heal her!ReplyCancel

  • Shane Fryer - THANK YOU for this, Bianca. It encouraged me a ton. God is GOOD.ReplyCancel

  • Tessa - You rock! You totally inspire me and get me all fired up for Jesus! I will never forget your talk at if:gathering on Jericho. I saw that story in a whole new way. Keep doing your thing, you are rocking it and proving that women truely are a force to be reckoned with!! Just FYI.. I’m your future best friend… {creeper status? } 😉 please don’t ever stop what you are doing!ReplyCancel

  • Silvia - Thanks for sharing, great article! We just moved a few months ago and are now in a church teaching this. God is so good he moved us near family prior to being diagnosed with a very agressive breast cancer at 42 years old. Now we are also in a church that speaks life into us and prays and believes in healing as an integral part of everyday life. I’ve had to renew my mind with His word and believe I am being healed. Worship and grateful heart is key to keeping my focus on Him. I have a future and a destiny!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Whether your healing is through medicine or a miracle, I pray and please God’s will over your life. Whether on heaven or on earth, God is doing HIS will and will pour out everything you need in this season. Silvia, God be with you. May His peace overflow in your life. XOReplyCancel

  • Kristin - Amen my sister. Your message that you preached on good Friday at city of grace in mesa was awesome and amazing. I was there and I loved the message. I would love for you to prayer for a best friend of my and a sister in Christ who just got diagnosed stage 4 gallbladder cancer. Please pray for strength and miracle healing for her. In Jesus name amen.ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Absolutely. I lifted your friend up this morning! I will continue to pray for God’s will to be done. Believing with you!ReplyCancel

  • Allyson - Thank you for sharing. It encourages me to continue to ‘desire the best Gifts’ like 1 Corinthians 12 speaks of. The best gift being what is needed at the time.
    I had a dream of God using me to pray healing over a man with a bad leg, and as I woke from the dream the reference of Daniel 2 came to mind. So I quickly looked it up and as I was reading I was blown away! It is about Daniel interpreting Nebs dream, and in the dream a statue is built and a rock comes and crushes the legs of it. In the moment I was overwhelmed with the connections. That was a year ago, I still don’t know what it means or is meant for. But I am encouraged through your post and I’ll just wait and see if God will use me in that way!
    And I’ll pray for Him to give me the ‘best’ gifts, the ones that are timely for whatever situation I’m in.
    Thanks again!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Yes, I love that. The “best” gifts. What I also love is that Paul challenges us–all of us–to seek out natural and supernatural gifts. We all have access to God’s Spirit!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - Thank you for sharing this encouraging word! I am currently awaiting results from and MRI and even though I feel strongly the Holy Spirit told me everything is going to be ok, i am struggling with so much doubt!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Erica Gunderson - I delayed in reading this. I’m so glad I read it just now. I don’t know what I’ve been battling for years but there has been so much encouragement to not lose heart. There is always a struggle to belive God’s truth. I press on daily when all I want to do is fall apart.ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Love you, E. Don’t lose heart. I believe in you.ReplyCancel

  • Hilda Quintanilla - I felt the presence of the Holy Spirit move within me as I read through this blog! Please pray for my husband and I. Blessings from El Centro, CA!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - You moved?! No way!!! Praying for you and Amador 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rachelle - Thank you so much for posting this. It is such an encouragement.
    So many times, I go back and forth even though I know that God is a healer and so reading this was such a blessing.ReplyCancel

  • Alexis - WOW, you should pray for me too, Bianca! Seriously!

    God is working miracles through your faith-filled prayers.

    Praise Him! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Marissa Dodgen - I sometimes wonder if I’m crazy too when I hear God so clearly speak to me. A few times over the last few years I have heard God speak to me. Almost like He was sitting there next to me, sometimes even feeling a nudge. He called me to write & speak….He called me into ministry, ever so slowly revealing His plan & just giving me a little a time (I think as to not overwhelm me). I remember one time almost answering out loud because His voice was so clear (granted I almost laughed because, at the time, it sounded completely ridiculous to me).ReplyCancel

    • bianca - I love it! Keep speaking out loud, Marissa 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - This story still gives me chills. I am so blessed that our lives crossed! You help my faith increase!! I go in this week or next for my yearly check ; but we both know I’m still gonna be healed 😉 thank you Bianca !ReplyCancel

  • Laurie Grey - Like everything else in the kingdom of God, miracles are in two places: the heart and the mouth. Believe that the miracle is done when you pray, and keep declaring you have it, and you will see it. I have had many, and I have prayed for others and they have received. Miracles are never GOING to happen, they happen when we pray. The key is speaking the word over the situation and then believing you have it when you pray: Mk 11:23-24. John G Lake said it is our job to take the work, believe, and go out and command the will of God. The Cross is all we need to see that healing is God’s will. Keep on going! Keep on rejoicing! Keep on loving!ReplyCancel

  • David Henderson - Please pray for the miracle of healing for my mother with stomach cancer, stroke and other illnesses. She is in the Houston Hospice. The doctors say they can do not more her. I believe God can heal her. She is 83 years young and I am praying her health is restored and she will live many more prosperous and healthy years to spend time with all of her family and all of her children, grandchildren, great grand children that she lives to bless her great great grand children .

    Her name is a Mary Nell Henderson.

    I declare and decree she is healed from the top of her head to the bottom of her feet in Jesus Name.

    AmenReplyCancel

  • Wendy Henkelman - LOVE love love this!!!! As someone who grew up in a fairly conservative southern Baptist home I wasnt exposed to spiritual gifts of prophetic word, prayer warriors who spoke in tongues, or the charismatic worshipper. Today I love to be around all three and believe this operates and thrives in places its ok to practice. Thank you for being a voice and for stepping out in a very scary situation you didnt KNOW if you heard the right thing.

    Love the chances I’ve gotten to hear you (IF Gathering several times and occasionally through Propel:) It wasnt until this week I was inspired to find out a little more. Its fun to read your story and some of your work/blog! Thank you for what you do Bianca! <3ReplyCancel

It’s been said that time is what we want the most, but what we use the worst.

Though the sentiment is real, I refuse to believe this is how we have to live.

Life is cyclical. Like the children of …

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  • Suzanne - You missed a couple from your Today list:

    – met awesome new people, particularly the English ones, specifically the ones not in London and possibly more in the Oxfordish area
    – became ten times ten times (no that’s not a typo – how dare you) more beautifulReplyCancel

    • bianca - You are a good friend. And we met through this blog?! Small world, eh? 😉ReplyCancel

  • Monica Pereyra - Love! Praying the next ten are big and mightier than you can ever imagine 😉ReplyCancel

    • bianca - I miss you. And I miss seeing you! God is good. Can’t wait to see your next spawn!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - So yea…thank you so much for this post! At 25 I can relate to so many things of your “10 years ago” list haha

    I currently live at home with my parents CHECK
    I am not “single”, but I’m not married and my boyfriend lives (literally) across the country CHECK
    I am in the process of applying to graduate school and most days I still don’t know for sure what I’m really even supposed to be “doing” with my life CHECK
    My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago and is now cancer free (hence why I moved back home) CHECK
    And I’m fairly sure I weigh a few more pounds now than I did in college because carbs CHECK

    I do have a question for you that has been bouncing around in my head that I can’t seem to wrangle…would love your perspective: How do you differentiate between the whole “beating on a wall, hoping it turns into a door” thing and pursuing opportunities actively/taking risks. I mean how do you find that balance between not running ahead of God with tunnel vision for what you think is best and also not being a “Christian Couch Potato” (<–disclaimer: I just made that up) and expecting God to just drop divinely ordained opportunities in your lap?ReplyCancel

    • bianca - You walk through all the doors until the Lord shuts the door. Seriously, as a single woman you have the freedom to move into what He’s calling you to do. I’m praying for you and believe this is a season you will bourgeon and grow into the woman you want to be by 35. Party on, sister!ReplyCancel

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  • Alexis - Happy belated birthday, Bianca!

    How was it?

    I hope you had a bright, beautiful and blessed celebration! 🙂

    May God bless and keep you!

    Love,

    Alexis

    *Jeremiah 29:11*ReplyCancel

    • bianca - I loved it. Thanks for asking 🙂ReplyCancel

  • dre kelly - Bianca,

    The world has been blessed with your presence to help those who are in need in many different ways and spreading God’s word to the people. Very proud to see you have grown into the pgreat person you are today. Continue the great work.

    Much love and respect.ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Dre!!! You are too kind. Who knew there is where we’d be after all these years, right?ReplyCancel

  • Cindy A. - Whaaaat? YOU eat CARBS???? Hahaha, you look great, you have a great husband, great job, great kids, and a great knack for writing. The next 10 will be amazing, thanks for taking us with you on your journey!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Love you. And your new husband who I haven’t met. Name your daughter Bianca and your life will be blessed. The Lord told me.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - Happy belated birthday, Bianca! I waited a few days so I could add that alliteration in there. I thought you’d appreciate that. Mine’s coming up in a couple months, so I think I may use your 10 years thing. I love it. You are a blessing!!ReplyCancel

  • Rachelle Bull - I’ve been following your blog for five years now and I am really blessed and encouraged by your life. I relate to being a PK and I dreamed of working for A21 since its inception and have followed your Bible studies over the years. I’m grateful that God has given you another year because you are truly a blessing. Happy belated birthday!ReplyCancel

  • Erica Braker - This is the first time I’ve read your blog and I’m really enjoying it; especially this post.. I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on the past 10 years of my life since I have my 10 year high school reunion coming up in June.

    “Maybe you need to stop beating on a wall, hoping it turns into a door.” << Exactly! Taking a few steps out of my comfort zone has had such an impact on my life socially, professionally and spiritually. Also, I'm with you on the carb statement. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - Bianca! Thank you so much for this post, girl! I am a 23 year old elementary school teacher who is about to start ministry school at Highlands College to pursue what He has been beckoning me to do for some time. I love seeing where you were 10 years ago because I can relate to that season. I feel like I am entering into a season of crazy, beautiful dependency on the Lord, which is so exciting yet so unknown. I also love how you talked about leading girls for the first time 10 years ago and seeing how those baby steps and your obedience has been so fruitful for the Kingdom. Thanks for being an inspiration to dreamers like me who hunger to make a difference for women!!! & Thanks for being the world changer that He created you to be 🙂 Keep shining sister!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Diana Velasquez - Thank you so much for sharing! Just who you are has inspired me so much! I’m a mexican leader, a forerunner and have a tremendous calling on my life. Just want you to know that you are prayer answered! … I been following you and commenting on your posts. I pray one day we will connect His perfect will be done! Blessings to you and yours!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Back at you! Can’t wait to meet in real life 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kenzel - Hi Bianca,
    Happy Belated Birthday! I think I likely have 10 years on you but who’s counting?! Banging on walls is exhausting and not worth the effort. Much better to watch and wait for direction. The paths God gives us may not be easy but are most certainly worthwhile.
    You have a beautiful website. Thank you for visiting mine!

    Blessings,
    KenzelReplyCancel

  • Rebecca Workman - Thank you for this post. Your honesty is refreshing!! I’ve never looked at seasons/cycles as being from God- but I’m so inspired to pray about that now in my own life. When I was in my young twenties, I went through medical school and grad school and a season of full time ministry. Now that I am 33 and in my career, I am asking Gid to dig up deep wells in me and give me dreams for the next decade. I am in uncharted waters and your blog post on this is so helpful. Thank you. If you could write a post on how to dream for the next part of life (how to move forward after you’ve checked off all your big goals) that would be awesome!! Blessings to you and your ministry!ReplyCancel

  • Christine - Amazing! God is indeed great!!!! After reading your blog, I’m gonna sit down and reflect! Hugs bugs!ReplyCancel

{To read part one of the tips from Moses’ life on calling and purpose, check out yesterday’s post HERE}

My heart is to see a movement of God’s people living extraordinary lives. I’m tired of seeing children of the

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  • moses, a burning bush, and our calling… | In The Name Of Love - […] You can read part two of this series HERE! […]ReplyCancel

  • Olivia Amupala - Amen!

    Thank you for this Bianca. I feel like I´ve been walking in the desert forever, and I´ve been dying for a burning bush. I now know, that the words of the Lord are loud and clear, ” Give it all up. I am all you need”.

    Please pray with me, that I´ll persever during this walk in the desert and not grow wear or worse, bitter.

    lay down your influence, identity, and incomeReplyCancel

    • bianca - I will. You have my word. Praying right now.ReplyCancel

  • Kenzel - Bianca,

    That was beautiful, and so true. He keeps teaching me this and is making a pattern of it in my life. I’ve written about Laying it Down three times including one a couple of weeks ago. But this is the one that started it all: http://wp.me/p48S3C-fK

    The closer we get to God, the more Blessed we become.

    Keep writing & Be Blessed,
    -KenzelReplyCancel

  • Ana Sofia - Hi Bianca,
    Please pray for me. I am in the desert right now. I need the LORD to intervene.ReplyCancel

  • Liz ♥ - As I read this blog, and after this amazing weekend learning more about “The Theater of Your Mind”…
    I know without a shadow of a doubt that God met me there!

    He confirmed it again, in this blog. His timing always blows me away. I read your blogs consistently, but this one was meant to be read today, three days after my glorious weekend with my Jesus. Oh! How He Loves Me!!

    I love you my MexiRican!! Keep shining for our Jesus!!

    P.s. I wish you had a virtual calendar, where I can follow and see where you will be teaching next and when it’s local I could go and when it’s not, I can gather a carpool of Sistahs! check into a hotel and have a lil’ Girl Jesus time. I’m sure my handsome Salvi Hubby, Ham wouldn’t mind! Shoot, in fact, he would probably even give me gas money! Bwhahahaha!!

    Love you!
    Have a great week Mama!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lara - Oh, goodness. There were a few lines in this that felt like they were written specifically about/for me. This really spoke to me, thank you so much for this post!ReplyCancel

  • Gina Campisi - Bianca,
    Please pray for me to continue to listen to God,s voice and not be fearful. I believe God has BIG plans for me. I’m tired of being on the sidelines. I’m ready to move mountains!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - Great post! All of your words spoke directly to me. This past year God has been speaking to me about all of these, especially turning my ambitions over to Him, as He is my sole Ambition. How do you know/”see what is in your hand”? This has been an area of struggle for me.ReplyCancel

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  • Katrina - Bianca,

    Your words ring so refreshing and so true. I grew up my whole life thinking that because I chose to abstain from partying and sex, etc that I was a good Christian. I then proceeded to go to college and strayed far from the path God had chosen for me. It was not until I reached a really low point that I truly found God and he became so real to me. My life is so much more than a life seeking my own happiness but I am here for the sole purpose of serving God. I am working on surrendering and I am definitely getting there but the problem I am having is seeing what God’s plan for me is. I am a new attorney and have had the dream on my heart for many years to work with human trafficking victims. I do not know how those two are supposed to work but what I do know is that I am solely God’s vessel. Thank you for your reminder!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - I’m in a season of laying down it seems like. It’s been going on a while, but I think had I not fought it for so long, life would have been a little smoother these last few years. But I can definitely stay that once I started walking again in obedience in these areas, laying down has come a lot easier. And from all this laying down and planting (I’m a farmer’s daughter. I equate everything to planting), I’m starting to see a few signs of a harvest coming. I don’t wait out seasons well, but at the end is harvest. And then it starts all over again. Just thankful for the process today.ReplyCancel

  • Barbara - Hi Bianca,
    I am new to your site. I just saw you on TBN with Christine Cane and Beth Moore. You are a very inspirational person. I have to say that I feel much like the other women who have responded to this post. I was a teacher for 9 years. The last two years of my career were extremely stressful with the administration in my building. I ended up not having my contract renewed which left me very depressed. I have lost my self confidence. I do not have a full time job yet. I do pray and talk with God all the time. I have a few friends to discuss what we read in the bible too. I feel lost at this time. I am not sure what God wants me to do or where I am supposed to be to do his work. I am not sure if you have ever seen this series called, ” The Path Appears” but it was on my local PBS station and it focused on the ever growing human trafficking in the U.S. and around the world. I can’t stop thinking about it. I could not believe what I was seeing- children and women being taken for sex trafficking. It made my heart sick to see this happening. I spoke to a police officer who said in our area it isn’t as bad as in larger cities but we are getting there. I don’t know if I am supposed to do something in this area or am I supposed to just take a job to make ends meet, which by the way with a very large school loan isn’t easy. I see jobs now that pay much less than I was making and I know I can’t pay the bills with those jobs. It’s hard not to feel like a failure at this time in my life. I find it a struggle. I want to believe and trust that God will guide me, but I think I am not patient enough. I will continue to read your blogs and check out Propelwomen.org Thank You!!!!ReplyCancel

    • bianca - Hi Barbara! Thank you for your love 🙂 You are the best! Keep working hard.ReplyCancel

  • Nakeia - “God isn’t waiting until you have more resources or a husband or a job so he can use you. He can use you now.”

    Word!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Ellie - Wow! Great word! Thank you for encouraging truth!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - You say, “But God has HUGE dreams for us! He’s whispering in the wind and speaking through the fire and shouting in silence the extraordinary dream He is birthing in you. His dream for you is far greater than the dream you have for yourself.”

    I have so much respect for you and your ministry. It seems you’re living the dream God has for you. My question is this; how do you know when you are following God’s dream, rather than Christianizing your own? You seem to do this well, so I would love to get your view on how you know where the Holy Spirit is guiding, rather than where you just want to go yourself.ReplyCancel