“Sugar and spice and everything nice; that’s what little girls are made of.” And big dreams. They forgot to add that line into the poem. I can imagine that we (young females) never said that we couldn’t wait to grow up and date the wrong guy, fall into debt, betray our best friend, make unhealthy choices, choose the wrong career, or get divorced. Unfortunately, it happens. We make big, fat mistakes, and when we do the devil cleverly smiles. He knows exactly how much havoc the repercussions of each of these failed moments will take on you. He knows just how strong the grip of guilt will be on your psyche and your soul. He knows that if you don’t turn to God, truly surrendering, that you will never quite step out to become what God has intended for you to be. What exactly is that? I truly believe that God intends for us to be FIERCE. I said it – God wants his women to be fierce.
Webster defines the word fierce as showing a heartfelt and powerful intensity. Can you imagine if all of God’s girls walked around with this mind-frame? Can you imagine if we poured our heart and souls into everything that God set in our paths to accomplish for him? If we were so passionate about our relationships, our family, our jobs, about Jesus, that no one had any doubt at all what we stood for? Can you imagine? The devil doesn’t want this. He wants to strip you of all confidence. He wants to mockingly whisper in your ear that you can’t do this because you did ….that. Sweet sister, whatever “that” is for you – it is time to let it go. It’s time to break through. It’s time to be fierce.
Women are the driving force of most households. You’ve heard the saying, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” It’s true. You can see why the devil doesn’t want us to break free. He wants us to live with the guilt and pain of past mistakes. He wants it to fester because when things fester – they become malignant. They take over and consume your entire life, and staying silent about these things just magnifies them. God wants us to pray. He wants us to pray out loud, and he wants us to be intentional. Specific. These past mistakes, the regrets, the “what ifs”, they aren’t of God. They don’t define you. God wants you and intended for you to be so much more. He wants you to be fierce.
Ephesians 6:11-13 states, “11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”
The devil wants you to believe you are not worth it. He wants you to believe that you are not loved. He basically wants you to wither up and die. I have really good news. God wins. God wins, and he wants you to win with him.
Do you want to live your life to the fullest every single day? Do you want to be a positive force in all the relationships in your life including the one with yourself? Then choose to be fierce. Be a warrior for God. Put on your armor, stand tall, and make things happen. God is holding your hand every single step of the way.