Women were created by God to long to be fought for. We long to be loved enough to be rescued, protected, and pursued. However, God also created women with a fierceness and a desire to be warriors too.
This week's chapter in Captivating was about this very topic. As I read about this aspect of our femininity I began thinking about what battles we fight. The Lord has placed every woman (and every man as well) in the Greatest Battle- the rescuing of souls for the Kingdom. Each of us has been called to fight in that battle. We have been given people to protect, to pursue and win their hearts over.
But besides that mission, the Lord was really impressing on my heart the question What are you fighting for, Molly?? What battles are we as women supposed to be fighting for?? The Lord has given us women a tenderness, a compassion, a deep fierce love for the people in our lives and that is going to be a crucial tool as we serve God in whatever He calls us to.
I think we can answer that question when we look at the Bible and at the holy ambitions the Lord has placed on each of our hearts. Our battles are going to be different. I think it's important though for us to have in mind our goals and purposes in life. As I prayed through what the Lord wants me fighting for I thought of several things:
Purity in every aspect of life
And so I ask you today, dear daughters of the King, have you put on the armor of God and taken your place in His battle??? Have you asked Him what He wants you to fight for?? Have you fallen into passivity, believing that you are not enough for His mission?? Remember, God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called. YOU are enough, and He will equip You to do His will.
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For 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. 13Therefore 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. 14Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
19Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should."