I want to clarify why I've been writing about all this Strong Girl stuff. Why #stronggirl? Because I want to help raise up a generation (even those of us above their 50’s like me) who will press through – press through sin, harm, stereotypes, negative self-talk, addictions, abuse, societal limitations, restrictions, constraining definitions of beauty and femininity, failures, low expectations, loss of hope and many wounds.
I want them to LIVE wholeheartedly. To believe God. To stand firm in Jesus and follow Him, listen to Him first, last and in between.
I want them to LOVE. To love God and to love others. I want them to be strong enough to stand against the world’s raging current and bring the Kingdom of God wherever they are.
To that end, they will need to know, WE need to know, that it’s being strong in Christ that is BEAUTIFUL. It’s from Jesus, that we can receive a deep sense of value, worth, and dignity. We can be strong in spirit and in integrity. We can be “Every Day Strong” because we are leaning into Jesus. He is our life and breath and being. We need to increasingly learn that our lives are no longer our own – that we have died with Christ and it is now His Spirit that lives in and through us – partnering with us, strengthening us, guiding us, comforting us, cheering us on – loving us as we have longed to be loved and need to be loved and ARE LOVED by the King of Love.
Knowing that and growing in that makes for one Strong Girl. One mightily Strong Woman. And I want to be one. I want Jesus to be my strong even in my most weak, broken and doubt filled seasons. He is my life. Oh, to have girls – get that NOW. So that’s why. Why the T-shirts. Why I’ve highlighted examples of strong women on my Facebook page. To cast a vision. To encourage. To help us remember that it’s possible whatever our story. We are not alone. We are never abandoned. Let’s press on by His strength together!
Yah, so that’s why.
With such love and hope,
Eph 6:10, Proverbs 18:10, Ps 73:26, Col 3:3