Every life you come across today will be affected by you in some way.
Will it be for the good?
Or will it be for the bad?
Too often we as women do not realize the gravity of our influence. God created us with strength that can be used to destroy, or build up. How will we use it?
From the time I was a little girl, my parents have always talked about my "strong will". It's that fire inside of me that likes to be right, do things my way, change the people and circumstances around me to fit my agenda, and never give up when I really believe something. My parents even warned my husband before we were married...talk about embarrassing!
I was excited to read Kimberly Wagner's book Fierce Women, because I knew it would apply to me. I knew it would be good for me. Boy was I right! I learned so much about how my "strong will" or "fierceness" as Kimberly puts it, is actually a good thing when used in the right way!
Kimberly Wagner's book Fierce Women is a challenging and inspiring book that every woman should read. Kimberly addresses the "fierceness" of women and how we can use our strength as "an asset or a detriment in marriage".
We are taught by our culture to use our strengths to get ahead, no matter what the cost even if it means emasculating the men in our lives. We may not even realize the damage we are doing!
Rather than just giving a list of rules and a 'quick-fix-it' approach, Kimberly challenges the heart issues and how true change must begin there.
"True joy is only attained when our hearts beat with God's desires, when we love His will more than our own, and when His desires fuel our desires."
One of the things I appreciated about Fierce Women is that every chapter is grounded in scripture. Kimberly is not spouting off her own wisdom, but allowing the power of God's word to challenge her readers.
"Strong women are His idea" says Kimberly, as she gives countless Biblical examples of fierce women including Eve, and the Gentile woman with the demon possessed daughter.
Kimberly also shares her own stories of how she failed in her marriage to be a fierce woman who built up her husband and instead greatly intimidated him until he stopped trying to be a godly husband! Her own experiences make the lessons she shares much more real and applicable. She shares of the misery her marriage was when she was trying to fix and control her husband and the joy that followed when she surrendered her desires and agendas to Christ and used her "fierceness" to build up her husband rather than criticize and belittle him.
Fierce Women helped me realize the influence I have as a woman and inspired me to use it wisely to build up my marriage, family, and society as a whole. I hope you will check out Kimberly's book and be inspired as well!
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