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, vigour, energy, 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!!!!!!!
*Wednesdays w/ iNDIGO*