(Song: Stand in the Rain by Superchick)
When young David in the Bible was preparing to go into battle against Goliath the giant, King Saul offered to loan him his own suit of armor. David tried it on, but it was the wrong fit. The brave lad chose instead to use what he was familiar with...a sling shot and five smooth stones.
If you've seen the movie Iron Man, you know that Robert Downey Jr.'s character builds a powerful suit that fits him to a "t." This armor gives him the ability to shoot weapons, remain bulletproof and fly. Iron Man goes out and protects the fine citizens of his city from mayhem.
When I was younger, I tried on girlie dresses, an athlete's uniform, a performer's costume, and hospital scrubs. Like King Saul's too-big suit of armor, these clothes just weren't the right fit for me. Chain mail can be restrictive, clunky and heavy. I didn't need anything weighing me down.
A number of young women I have spoken to recently have talked about their place in this world. They want to know exactly where they fit. I say they need to put on the armor that was made for them by their Savior. You can't get it from a job, a college, a city or a cute guy. God's armor is always a perfect fit.
Part of being a woman of God is standing up for what is right. Not for what YOU think is right, but what is right in the eyes of the Lord. That means you have to stay in the Word, stay on your knees in prayer and stay accountable with other Christians (as in a church). There is a mission that God has for you on this earth, and only you can fulfill it.
So stand up, you women of God! Be strong in the Lord. Put on the armor that God has given you, and stand against sin, against evil, against the wiles of the devil. When we all stand together, we are a force to be reckoned with.
Female in Motion Exercise Update: I did four 20-minute workouts on the treadmill last week, and physical therapy every day. The weight is coming off, one or two pounds per week.
"It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it."--A.A. Hodge, American biographer