“Million Dollar Baby:Fight Like A Girl”

Fight Like a Girl

Fight Like a Girl

Those of you that have read my new book know that I had a childhood bully for years. And for decades that experience caused me to easily fall into that type of situation again.

I am not alone in this phantom phenomenon. Many people who have found themselves in abusive relationships find it hard to leave them. In some cases, they remain subject to the abuse even after the release of their captivity.

The day I released my self from the oppression of my bully I realized that I was very sensitive to becoming victim to another oppressor. No matter how guarded I became, I kept falling into the same situation. I was used to having something takeover in my life and not fight back until the struggle was unbearable. As a young adult, stress had become my bully. I allowed stress to dictate my sleeping habits, eating habits, my social life and even my spiritual life. Times that I should have been on my knees fighting battles, I spent pondering on how to figure out the battle myself. At times, stress would start to manifest itself physically. I would have headaches, back aches, weight gain and mood swings.

I needed training, training on how to fight against this bully and win. I received this training by going to God’s gym not Gold’s Gym®. “For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.” (1Tim 4:8) Lifting the weights of HIS promises by reading HIS Word and going into battle against Stress speaking It with authority.

When people would make false accusations against me, when I didn’t get the position I desired, when my child was sick, when my husband and I were not seeing eye-to-eye, when my friend’s didn’t have my back: it was training me and making me stronger.

God allowed those situations to take place, so that I would see past the people and see the spirit that was trying to break me down. Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: (Psalm 144:1). God has made me into His “Million Dollar Baby”. He trained me to go into the ring with stress and come out not just a conqueror but MORE than a conqueror. And with every victory I receive a victor’s reward. I came out of every battle with more than what I had before, wisdom on how to deal with adversaries, promotions and increases in my salary, a child with a miraculous healing, a stronger and more loving marriage, and healthy, faithful friendships. That was God’s plan, it always was: for me to have life and life more abundantly.