Monday, December 3, 2012

She Warrior


Being a Christian strong woman can be a tightrope walk.
Personally, I find it to be a constant struggle.
It would be so easy to listen to the world
and become a power grabber.

But God has other ideas of how to use His She-Warriors
Training is key to being a She-Warrior for God.
First and foremost, I must read my training manual constantly.
If I am not reading my Bible every day,
it is so easy to allow my strengths to run amok.
You know what I mean?

Over powering the weak minded,
Telling others how to live
when I haven't been invited to do so,
Fixing everything and anything that I see,
even if it is not mine to fix.

Being a She-Warrior is a gift 
but it can quickly turn into a curse
if I wield my weapons at anything and everything that is in my path.

I have been studying a strong woman in the Bible for about 6 months.
Her name is Deborah.
Her approach to life is something that I need to embrace.
If I just read her story in Judges 4 and 5 
without digging deeper,
I could easily miss all she can teach me.
How to be a God fearing,
God loving,
She listened to God
and stayed in step with His ways of doing things.
She encouraged others to do their part in the battle
without doing it for them.

So many things she can teach me.

This week I am attempting to share her story
and what I have learned from her with others.
But I have to be honest, I am not done learning.
I have a feeling that Deborah is going to be with me for a while.

I still occasionally hurt the innocent with my weapons
I still use more force than necessary to make my point
I still run blindly forward without knowing all the facts
If I could just be like her
The way she followed God

Just like she had to remind Barak, 
I also need reminding...
Does not the Lord go out before you? (Judges 4:14 ESV)

Oh yeah! Yes, He does!

I just need to follow and do things God's way 
and this She-Warrior will be just fine.

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