Sometimes I don’t even recognize myself. I have changed so much and as God continues to do a work within me, I can’t help but be amazed. Each day I continue to grow into the person He destined me to be. It is nothing I am doing, it is what I am allowing God to do. I have this peaceful calmness even when the enemy tries to attack me or my loved ones. I am learning to not rely on what I feel or what this world believes to be true, but to believe God’s Word which is the only truth. My loyalty now belongs to God, not to man. I am learning to keep moving in spite of the devil’s lies and destruction. I am learning to claim my victory that our Lord God has given me. I am stronger than I have ever been in spite of life’s trials and tribulations. I know this new-found strength comes from my Savior, Jesus. I know He is alive and that His Blood covers me. I know who I am because I know whose I am. And because of Him I can say I am a warrior!
“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20)
“being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6)
We are not born warriors, we are made. We are not self-made, we are shaped and molded by the Master Himself. We become warriors through trial and error, pain and suffering, and through tears and heartache. Sometimes we are shattered into a thousand pieces. But God! He will put those pieces back together to make us new, even stronger than before. When we can bend but not break, we become warriors. When we can still stand up after being knocked down again and again, we become warriors. We may not be rich or famous, we may not look like beauty queens or models, but a warrior is so much more than that. We are women of God! We have substance. We are survivors. Each day we grow spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. We are purpose driven. Women warriors possess a determined spirit, and a can-do attitude that drives their actions towards their goals. When faced with limitations, disappointment or opposition, warriors are more determined to make it happen knowing that when God gives us a vision, He will provide the provision. A warrior’s prayer can move mountains! We know that when the force of our faith is aligned with the will of God, we can say to the mountain, “move” and it will move! We move forward with our head high and with a strength that the Lord provides.
“For the LORD, your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.” (Deuteronomy 20:4)
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10)
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20-21)
A warrior knows God is her strength and the armor of God is her weapon. She is unstoppable, not because she doesn’t have failures, fears and doubts, but because she keeps moving in spite of them. She stands up for herself and she stands up for others. She refuses to be disrespected, mistreated or taken for granted. She is bold in the authority God has given her. A warrior knows what she brings to the table, so she is not afraid to eat alone! (come correct or not at all). Although strong, a warrior feels deeply and loves fiercely. She cries as quickly as she laughs. She is both soft and powerful, she is practical and spiritual. She is all these things because she listens to the voice of the Holy Spirit. She is the daughter of the Most High. She knows she is a winner because God does not birth failures! She is confident in her power because she is confident in God’s faithfulness.
“You did not choose Me, but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.” (John 15:16)
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
A warrior understands her purpose and what God has called her to do. She is committed to God and to being obedient to His Word. I am a warrior! There is a warrior inside the heart of every woman; and with the help of God, she can be set free! Love and Blessings…