The General Secretary of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Samuel Gyau Obuobi, has emphasised that one of God’s fundamental purposes for His children on Earth is to have a meaningful impact on their generation, and this divine calling is not exclusive to men but extends to women as well.
The General Secretary made this assertion when he addressed participants of the ongoing ABIDEDOES Conference today at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa Fetteh. ABIDEDOES is derived from the combination of the names of notable Bible characters: Abigail, Deborah, Dorcas, and Salomey.
Quoting Ephesians 2:10, Apostle Obuobi noted that God intricately designed each individual and that no one is a mistake or an afterthought in His divine plan.
He highlighted the unique role of women, stating, “You have been created as a woman to make a difference in society.”
Drawing from the biblical narrative, Apostle Obuobi illustrated how women have historically played pivotal roles in shaping their societies and impacting their worlds.
He cited examples of remarkable women in the Bible, whose stories continue to inspire believers today
He noted that Deborah emerged as a beacon of strength for the entire nation of Israel, known for her exceptional courage.
Apostle Obuobi lauded her for leading her people to victory in a pivotal war that reshaped the course of the nation’s history.
“Through the acts of bravery of Deborah, she impacted her world,” he said
Abigail is another Bible figure who is celebrated for her wisdom and counsel which played a pivotal role in preventing a tragedy.
“Her intervention not only saved her husband, Nabal, from death but also prevented David from committing murder,” he said.
Dorcas left a lasting legacy through her generosity and acts of charity. Her impact was so profound that even after her passing, people refused to let her body go to the grave.
Priscilla, along with her husband, risked her life for the work of God, leaving an indelible mark on her generation.
Apostle Obuobi highlighted her selflessness and sacrifice as key factors in her impactful life.
“All these women shared a common trait: they possessed unique skills and qualities. Therefore, one of the prerequisites for women to have maximum impact in their generation is the possession of unique skills,” he emphasised.
Quoting Proverbs 22:29, Apostle Obuobi encouraged women to recognize the opportunities that come with skillfulness and expertise.
He also referenced Proverbs 31:10-26, urging women to continually learn new skills and sharpen existing ones as they seek to make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.