2 Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
When I was young, my boy cousins used to tell me, “You fight like a girl.” Oh yeah, I do! Boys may fight with their fists or legs, but girls use everything God gave them to fight. When push came to shove, I would scratch, pinch or bite to win. In life’s battles, we need to use everything we have to stand up and be brave.
I have had the distinct honor of being a mother to a son and an aunt to 4 nieces. My desire for all of them has been and is to chase hard after God. My dream would be for them to choose to live according to God’s word and not the world. To be brave through the light of God’s Word.
How to be brave and fight like a girl.
Living for God in the world is brave.
Making God the deciding factor in the choices you make is brave.
Defining yourself as a child of God is brave.
Leaving your sin filled life behind and choosing to follow God’s will is brave.
Every morning when we wake up is a new opportunity to choose God and be brave. God’s grace and mercy give us a new day to serve him and fight Satan like a girl. Our world is no fairy tale. There is a battle raging all around us, a fight for our hearts, minds, and eternities. Every day we are faced with choices that if we chose to fight like a girl, with all God gave us, we could push our enemy back and take steps closer to God.
To Fight like a Girl, Choose the Following.
To chase after righteousness and godliness, like they were diamonds and gold.
To run with faith and not bogged down in fear.
To love instead of hate or jealousy.
To endure instead of give up.
To be gentle instead of harsh.
To study, pray and strive to live like Jesus. Being brave looks a lot like Jesus.
One of the biggest lies we tell ourselves is that we can be brave standing all alone. We can’t do anything without God by our side. Then we need the help of an accountability partner or close Christian friend. In Mark 6:7 Jesus sent the disciples out two by two and paired Moses and Aaron. So were Ruth and Naomi and Paul and Luke. Dynamic duos are seen all through the Bible.
Where two are more are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them. Matthew 18:20
A partner or friend can help keep you on track when your old nature tries to peek his head out.
So gear up by putting on the armor of God found in Ephesians 6:10-18 because this battle we are about to engage in is not of this world.
Even though we know this world is not our home, that doesn’t mean we just give up and refuse to stand against the assault that is happening all around us. No, as daughters of the King of Kings, we know that greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
So with that in mind, let’s get up and fight like girls, in the battle. With the faith that God has placed us here for this. We were made for this battle.
No longer will we stand idle while Satan attacks our marriages, children, homes, countries, and churches.
Sweet sisters, it’s time to throw on some glitter and fight like a girl.
Pray that God will show you areas where you need to be brave and to lead you to people who will fight along side of you.
Challenge Yourself:What is God calling you to fight for? Take time this week to pray and seek His face. Then write down what steps you need to take to begin to fight like a girl.