TODAY’S woman is in a fight. She’s fighting for a voice, for equality, and respect. She’s fighting to just BE, without the imposition of someone else’s expectation.
They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease. So, she shouts and marches for acknowledgement hoping against hope, her words don’t become part of the background noise. That her persistence sparks change.And what choice does she have, but to fight? Isn’t she on her own to defend herself against “gentlemen” gone rogue, imposing their own will and foregoing the sentiment of ladies first? How else should she respond?
God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day. Psalm 46:5, NIV
KNOW YOUR REAL ENEMY
Though the fight is real, it’s not hers. And her adversary isn’t merely the man denying or demeaning her—it’s the spirit behind him. A spirit waging war against every daughter of Eve and like any bully, daring someone to respond. And One has.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Psalm 46:10, NKJV
This is not a call to do nothing. It’s the posture of a woman confident she’s seen, heard, and loved by God. And because what she believes changes everything, she boldly tells Jesus about her bully: his belittling words, unwanted advances, and his denial of her value. Dropping her gloves she stands, watching DADDY God put the enemy in his place. He messed with the wrong sister.
WATCH HIM WORK
I know you’re catching hell. It seems like the world is against you, and you’re on your own. But it’s time you believe your DADDY is with you, He’s for you, and it’s not your fight!
VANESSA A. HARRIS is a blogger and the author of DADDY’s Girl Forever and its devotional. She’s a physician turned stay at home mom, who’s never lost her NY wit. She needs it for the three inventive children she raises in Texas with her husband, Mark.
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