Can Women Entrepreneurs Challenge Tradition with God’s Leadership Principles?


Hey friend, welcome to Milk and Honey with Lemon. Today, we’re diving into the topic of God-defined leadership and its impact on Christian female entrepreneurs. In a world where the definition of leadership often differs from God’s version, we’re going to explore biblical examples and stories to gain a holistic understanding of how God views leadership and how we can apply it in our lives.

God’s Promise of Overflow:


The Bible tells us in Numbers 14:8 that if the Lord is pleased with us, He will bring us safely into the land flowing with milk and honey. On this podcast, we discuss stepping into the overflow that God has for us and becoming the ultimate Proverbs 31 woman. Like many of us, I often questioned how to live up to the hype of the Proverbs 31 woman. However, through leadership development, I discovered the path to truly embodying her qualities.

Financial Freedom, Leadership, Growth, and Motivation:


In this podcast, we explore various aspects of life as Christian female entrepreneurs. Our discussions cover topics such as financial freedom, leadership, personal growth, and motivation. By incorporating these principles into our lives, we can fulfill the divine calling that God has placed on each of us with ease. It’s time to step into that land of milk and honey He has promised.

Deborah: A Model of Courageous Leadership:


Let’s draw inspiration from the story of Deborah in the book of Judges. Deborah was a prophetess and a judge in Israel. Against societal norms, she played a crucial role in leading her people to victory in battle. Deborah’s story exemplifies traits like courage, wisdom, and strategic thinking, which are essential for effective leadership. Her example challenges the norms of her time and inspires us to do the same.

Key verses:

  • Judges 4:4: “Now Deborah, a prophet, the wife of Lappidoth, was leading Israel at that time.”
  • Judges 5:7: “Villagers in Israel would not fight; they held back until I, Deborah, arose, until I arose, a mother in Israel.”

Esther: The Power of Influence:


We’ve discussed Esther many times, and her story highlights the power of influence and bravery. Esther’s act of approaching the king, despite the risk of being beheaded, reveals her determination to make a difference. With her influence, she saved her people from annihilation. As Christian female entrepreneurs, how can we leverage our influence to create a positive impact and use it for the glory of God?

  • Esther 4:16: “Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast as you do. When this is done, I will go to the king, even though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”
  • Esther 9:29: “Then Queen Esther, daughter of Abihail, along with Mordecai the Jew, wrote with full authority to confirm this second letter concerning Purim.”

Priscilla: Collaboration and Mutual Support:


In Acts 18, we encounter Priscilla and her husband, early Christian leaders who worked together in ministry. Their partnership serves as a powerful example of collaboration and mutual support in leadership. Priscilla challenges gender norms and demonstrates the importance of having good theology. By inviting Apollo to their home and explaining the way of God more adequately, she showcases the value of deepening our own biblical understanding and guiding others on their spiritual journey.

  • Acts 18:2-3: “There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them.”
  • Acts 18:26: “He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.”
5 leadership principles women can take from the Bible

Jesus: The Ultimate Servant Leader:


Matthew gives us the best lesson on servant leadership through the actions of Jesus. Jesus washed His disciples’ feet, exemplifying humility, selflessness, and sacrificial love. As Christian entrepreneurs, we can follow Jesus’ example by serving others genuinely and with humility. While we may not have to sacrifice ourselves in the same way, we can make a difference by prioritizing the needs of others and using our business platform to serve.

  • Matthew 20:28: “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
  • Matthew 20:26: “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.”

Ruth: Loyalty and Resilience:


Lastly, let’s turn to the book of Ruth, where we find the story of Ruth and Naomi. Despite facing adversity, Ruth remained loyal to Naomi and played a pivotal role in their survival and eventual prosperity. Ruth’s loyalty and resilience serve as an inspiring example for us to prioritize real relationships and community in our entrepreneurial journey. By building trust and maintaining our character, our reputation will precede us, just as it did for Ruth.

  • Ruth 1:16-17: “But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.'”
  • Ruth 2:11: “Boaz replied, ‘I’ve been told all about what you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband—how you left your father and mother and your homeland and came to live with a people you did not know before.'”


From the Old Testament to the New Testament, God’s definition of leadership shines through. It encompasses loyalty, sacrificial service, collaboration, and the power of influence. As Christian female entrepreneurs, we have been called to a higher standard of leadership that aligns with God’s vision. By studying these biblical examples and stories, we can deepen our understanding and embark on a journey of intentional and impactful leadership.

So, my friend, as we conclude this episode, take some time to dive deeper into these verses and pray for guidance on how to apply them to your life. If you’re looking to connect with like-minded women and continue your leadership development, I invite you to join me at Girl Power Alliance. Visit girlpoweralliance.com/lemon to learn more and even explore our free resources.

Remember, you are not alone on this journey. Seek God’s guidance, keep growing, and trust in His plan. It’s time to become the God-defined leader He has called you to be. God bless you, and until next time, take care!

Hey friend, what a joy it has been to share today’s journey with you. If you found a spark of inspiration or nugget of wisdom that resonated, would you bless someone else by sharing this episode with them? It could be the encouragement they need to step into their purpose and calling. Also, if you could spare a moment to leave a review, it would mean the world to me. I really appreciate your feedback, and it helps our community grow. Remember, the road to discovering God’s call for you isn’t one you have to walk alone. So join me again next Monday for another episode where we’ll continue to explore the depths of leadership and the heights of our heavenly calling. Until then, keep seeking, keep growing, and keep trusting in His plan. God bless you, and I’ll catch you on the flip side. Bye, friend.

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