THE GIRL HAS MOXIE pt.2

Last week for Part 1, I urged you all to read an amazing quote (please go back to last Wednesday to read it if you haven’t yet had the chance). This week, I am going to delve a little deeper.
 
A few years ago, before being born again, I wrote a poem called MOXIE.
 
Here is the story behind the origin of the poem:
While visiting my mom at her job to take her to lunch, she was taking me around her office and introducing me to her co-workers. As I was mingling and making my rounds, I glanced over to the other side of the office and saw a 60-something, Caucasian man standing in a doorway, following my mom and I around with his eyes. It was odd, but I didn’t think much of it. Then she said, “Now come meet my boss.” Low and behold, she walked me over to the office door of the staring man. “Jack, I want you to meet my daughter!” He almost dropped his coffee and stuttered some as he was talking and shaking my hand. It was a very awkward moment…one in which he also acknowledged by saying, “Please forgive me, but I had no idea Vivian was old enough to have an adult daughter and you’re beautiful.” I thanked him for the compliment. He then proceeded to say, “I’ve never witnessed a woman with such moxie before in all my days. It’s refreshing.” I had NO IDEA what moxie was, but I ventured to assume he wasn’t insulting me, so I just said, “Awww, thanks. Nice to meet you.” And we excused ourselves for lunch.
 
I later looked up the word “Moxie” and saw that it is defined as nerve, vigourenergy, spirit, spunk; courage. assertive
 
Ladies, remember how easy it was to accept compliments when we were of the world? Remember how free we felt whenever venturing into new territory…having the confidence in ourselves and the attitude of I CAN DO THIS and would dare anyone to tell us different? Man oh man, challenges were a great adrenaline rush for me. But I have found a common theme in the mouths of many Christian women that I come across day to day… that after being born again, a new door opens and within that door is something that tells us a few interesting things. 1) We should not be striving to be HOT anymore.  2) We should fall back. Others need to be seen too, right?  3) We shouldn’t try to do TOO MUCH b/c it makes us look competitive.  4) We should not like, want, or have nice and/or expensive things. -and lastly-  5) We should only link ourselves with those we have commonality.
 
I know I’m not the only one who can relate to this. So, next Wednesday, I will follow up with the 3rd and final part of “THE GIRL HAS MOXIE!” I’m going to take y’all to SCRIPTURE to address these issues and also reiterate WHY we as believers should be striving to be the BOLDest and most FAB at everything we do and do it TO THE KING! Please tune in. It will be a DO NOT MISS!!!!!!!
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8 Responses to THE GIRL HAS MOXIE pt.2

  1. Pierre says:

    This reminds me so much of our documentary, To God be the Glamour! Looking forward to the next part, thanks Indigo!

  2. Monisha S. Carter says:

    OK, so I come home & I’m like I need to read part 2 b/c part one GOT MY WHOLE DIVIDED ATTENTION!!! SIIIIIIS….I can SOOOO relate to that feeling. I can’t really say more than you can imagine b/c I feel you know me VERY well;-) But, I have had those feeling as a Christian woman NOT about others(b/c I’m the type that tends not to focus on others as far #’s 1-5 that you expressed above) However, I find myself sometimes feeling like “I SHOULD FEEL LIKE THAT” because of the way OTHERS may look @ me or PREJUDGE me b/c of “ME”……However, over the pass year after having a VERY SERIOUS convo with my hubby about my feeling about the above #’s 1-5 and him also expressing COMMENTS that people have made(Whether JOKING or PRETENDING to be JOKING BUT SLIDING IN HOW THEY REALLY FEEL) and how it bothers him & made him sometimes feel like he to should FEEL like the above as well, “WE” came to the conclusion that YES YES YES YES……The Carter 5 can LOVE THE LORD and DON’T have to feel like(because of OTHERS COMMENTS) we have to not “DO US” in Jesus Name OF COURSE!!!!!! I’m soooo glad you addressed this ISSUE because that it is “AN ISSUE”…..NOT MINE but those that TRULY RELATE themselves to being like the above #’s 1-5……..Yes, you can be “SAVED & FLY” & Yes, “PRETTY GIRLS LOVE CHRIST TOO” and I can TRULY say I NOW feel that just b/c I think the TOTAL OPPOSITE of #’ 1-5 doesn’t mean I LOVE THE LORD ANY LESS THAN ANYONE ELSE………….THE END;-) Smoochie!!! (CAN’T WAIT 4 PART 3)………..I’m OOOOOUT!!!

    S. Carter

    • indigo says:

      Yes indeedy Mo. It’s time that we as Christian women who are TRULY living in their purpose ACCEPT that God is calling us super high. To be honest, He is calling EVERYONE super high but not everyone is obedient. So w/ obedience comes the “appearance” of competitiveness or “doing too much” or etc. when in fact, those of us who are on the ball for Christ are doing it b/c we are SCARED not to OBEY. Point blank…PERIOD!!! lol. Perception is everything. I felt the need to really go there once I read that quote. It’s time! Thanx for your love sis. B&F fo’ life!!

  3. Candace says:

    I LOVE this post and I am definitely relating to the 5 issues! Can’t wait for next week!!!

    • indigo says:

      HEEEYYY Candace!!! Thank you for continuing on the journey w/ me. Praise God you’re receiving. Please share w/ others. Glory to God in the highest. AGAPE.

  4. HANK LLOYD says:

    Indigo, Moxie is The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage.
    If you “thinkmoxie” than you are full of…ambition, brawn, competence, determination, drive, durability, endurance, energy, fortitude, guts, heart, initiative, patience, perseverance, power, resolution, spunk, stamina, tenacity, vigor, zest.
    Moxie is…
    …putting God first in your life.

    …living the life that God created you to live.

    …the drive and determination to persevere against the distractions of this world and reach for the things of Christ.

    …being an example in word, conduct, love, spirit, faith, and purity.

    …living a life of vision, conviction, and passion.
    Moxie is what God has given you ladys of the Bold and Fab, keep God first, and live a Christ like life.

    • indigo says:

      LOOOOVE your comment Mr Lloyd! Thank you for reading and commenting. Make sure you tune in on Wednesday for the final installment. God bless you.

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