Tenacious. Determined. Intense. Does any of this sound like you? It certainly resonates with me!
Before I had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ I wrestled with my personality. As a woman, I couldn’t quite figure out how to deal with my renegade like style and my warrior tenacity. Then when I got saved and hung out with a bunch of Christian women, I didn’t know how to be me and be Christ-like at the same time.
Over the years, there have been stories and people in the Bible that I’ve identified with which is not too common for the typical female. Like the story of Jael, the woman who drove a tent peg in Sisera’s head and killing him. And the story of Peter when he chopped off the high priest’s servants ear when they came to arrest Jesus. It is much more common for this girl to gravitate toward swords and tent pegs then home decor and baking!
However for the last 19 years of my life I have since learned how to me, a wife with a strong personality, and be Christ-like at the same time. Growing in Christ has allowed me to embrace who God has made me to be and I don’t apologize for it. However, I do apologize for my sin because going through life with a sword and tent peg in my hand along with arrogance and pride in my heart is a lethal combination. So, I’ve put down one sword to pick up another, and this Sword yields much more power and influence than the first one, because my new Sword is the Bible.
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Live a poured out life for Christ,