The Bible tells us, “[A woman] is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come” (Proverbs 31:25). Without a doubt, God gives women strength. As with everything God gives us, we then become the stewards of that gift. We also become responsible to use it right and accountable for how we us it. A strong-willed woman isn’t afraid to meet the world head-on. She’s undeterred by those who say something can’t be done. Her God-given passion produces clear-eyed purpose, deep compassion and a bold spirit that has the power to change the world. But even a strong-willed woman runs into issues along her journey. Sometimes her determination and strong will leads to misunderstandings and breakdowns and the only one that can help her overcome them is God. Becoming a woman of strength and purpose gives glory to God and it releases you from the captivity of hopelessness and despair. Whether you consider yourself a strong, purpose-filled woman or are striving to be, here are seven ways to develop your strength and purpose.