A Woman's Place is Everywhere with Guest Contributor Valante Maria

The debate over “a woman’s place” is one that has spanned across centuries. After all of this time, there is still no specific place that can contain the essence of a woman. At her creation, God Himself ambiguously described her purpose as “help meet.” Woman is God’s final creation. After her, there was no more creation. Woman ushered in the era of procreation. One could say that after God created woman, He could rest; knowing that there was a woman in the world. Even then, man didn’t quite know what to do with her. Throughout history, countless attempts have been made to put the woman in her place and keep her out of certain places. These attempts repeatedly fail, because a woman’s place is everywhere. The placement of woman in creation is divine and irrevocable. All she has to do is walk in her divine placement. God has equipped the woman with the tools to position herself in a place of triumph.

Integrity of Ruth: As a widow, she had no source of income. In spite of poverty, she vowed to stay in the land of her deceased husband with her mother-in-law, Naomi. “...thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God” (Ruth 1:16) Ruth was blessed to marry Boaz, a kind and rich man who took care of her and Naomi. A woman who is honest and keeps her word always wins. It is never necessary to trick or trap anyone into doing anything.

Influence of Esther: An orphan, who became queen of Persia, Esther went in to her husband to plead the case for her people. Anyone who went to the king without being summoned, could be killed. Before she even asked for anything, the king granted her wish. “What wilt thou, Queen Esther? And what is thy request? It shall be given thee to the half of the kingdom.” (Esther 5: 3) It is not necessary to battle or compete with men. A women’s influence is her most effective strategy.

Intellect of Rahab: Even though she was a prostitute, she respected, Joshua, the man of God. Rahab hid him and his men, knowing that they would return and destroy Jericho. That is how she saved her entire family. “And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father’s household, and all that she had.” A smart woman makes wise decisions that protect her family.

Intuition of the Shunammite Woman: A wealthy woman, she recognized Elisha as a man of God and provided lodging for him. When her son died, Elisha raised him from the dead. “Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy man of God” (2 Kings 4:9). Women’s intuition is real. Listen to it. Act on it.

Insight of Deborah: As judge, Deborah sent Barak to battle. When he would not go without her, she went with him, but warned him that he would not enjoy the honor of victory. That honor went to another woman named Jael. “I will surely go with thee: notwithstanding the journey...shall not be for thine honour.” (Judges 4:9) A wise woman sees the big picture and understands how everyone’s actions affects the outcome.

Woman was created from the womb of man. Subsequently, both man and woman are birthed from the womb of woman. Women are everywhere in everything. God put woman in her place. She shall not be moved.


Valante Maria is a beautiful woman and mother of one child. She is the CEO & Founder and Creative Strategist at the byDesign Network, a company where she provides the following services: copywriting, manuscripts, consulting, voice overs, promotional video productions and infographics. Visit her website to learn more about her services www.bydesignetwork.com