Some warriors wear heels
I first saw the above quote on a T-shirt design by Amy Grant about a year ago. I don’t know if it’s specifically her quote, but after making multiple (unsuccessful) attempts to buy one, I thought the next best thing was to create design I can admire. Not because I think I’m a great designer – I do ok!
But because I can proudly say,
This warrior wears heels!
I feel like I have undergone an intense season of training for the last…..20 years or so! I am constantly learning what it means to “fight the good fight” with the Lord by my side.
I’ll be straight with you, there are times when I’ve kicked off my heels and gone in fighting, or run in the opposite direction, and there have been times I’ve refused to move, just in case it damages my heels! This is all literal of course. I have been known to wear flats now and again!
But overall, the battle waged against us is not for the faint-hearted. But thankfully, neither is it ours to fight. Especially not to fight alone!
This is what the Lord says: Do not be afraid! Don’t be discouraged by this mighty army, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.
2 Chronicles 20:15
Isn’t that like the best news ever!
When it feels like everything is out to get you, or that every man and his dog is against you, know this one thing – with God by your side, you are more than a conqueror!
I have experienced this in my own life, so know it to be the absolute truth.
A warrior, by definition, is someone who is EXPERIENCED in warfare! You can’t be a warrior without having experienced the battle. And stood firm. A warrior shows great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness (replace with assertive if you feel weird about that word for Christian women!), and they will not be backed into a corner or beaten to the floor. Again, this comes from experience and knowing where your strengths are.
It also comes from recognising where your weaknesses are, and finding others to be the strength at those points of weakness. God is ultimately our strength, but He brings people around us to lift us up when we feel like we can’t do it anymore. Who will sing back the song of our hearts when we have fallen silent. Who will put shoes on our feet and get us moving again when we just want to kick them off and stop.
So, whether you’re in heels, trainers, flats or (shudder) flip flops…. if you are a warrior, don’t let the battle overtake you. Plant your feet, hold your position, and fight like you already know you have won the battle!
Don’t slouch in those heels! You are victorious! We are victorious!