And big dreams.
They forgot to add that line to the poem. I doubt we ever wanted 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. 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 mindset? 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? The devil doesn’t want this. He wants to strip you of all confidence as he mockingly whispers in your ear that you can’t do this because you did—that.
Dear Created Woman, whatever “that” is for you - it is time to let it go. It’s time to be fierce.
The devil wants the guilt and pain of past mistakes to fester; when things fester, they become infected. These past mistakes, the regrets, the “what ifs”, they aren’t of God. They don’t define you. God 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 that you can’t fight – that you aren’t fierce. He basically wants you to wither up and die.
I have really good news - God wins. Put that armor on today. God looks good on you, girl.
1. What festering force is wreaking havoc on your soul today?
2. Who does God say you are?
3. Where are you in the CW process of fulfilling God's purpose for your life?
CREATED WOMAN JULY LINE UP: DREAMS
God has given each of us a God-sized dream!
June 9th, Eleanora Luke, Dreams never die Pt. 1
June 25th, Marie Bellido, Dreams never die Pt. 2
Weekly Devotionals every Monday & Wednesday:
~ Weekly Devotionals every Monday & Wednesday
- Finding a table to raise your dreams
- Sugar, spice & everything nice
- Wake up mama
- Help! My dream has gone missing
- The pitfalls of dreaming
- While we wait for the dream
- What are your dreams made of?
- Are you living your dream or someone else's dream?