Unleashing the Lioness: Determined and Destined

Philippians 2:13, “for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.”

You once had a dream, remember? The one you had before “life” happened? That thing you wanted to do more than anything else in the world? It consumed your thoughts as a child and you would often pretend to be what you dreamed. Do you remember?

Some of you will have dreams that will expose your passion(s) and in turn your passion(s) will point you to your purpose in Christ.

Of course, it doesn’t always happen as easy as the three steps I mentioned above, honestly it’s harder for most people. Much prayer is needed along with asking God for revelation and seeking Him for guidance and direction as well as daily doses of His word. Although, there are many more steps that the process of purpose entails, one of the most important is understanding that your determination is key in getting to your destination.

Now, let us turn to the lioness.

She is a huntress and because she is, it is her responsibility to provide the food for her pride (family). The lioness coordinates various plans of attack which are implemented while hunting.

Once she has spotted her objective, she waits for the right moment to unleash. When the opportunity arises, like a flash she goes after her target with everything in her. Although obstacles come and try to knock her off course she is relentless in her pursuit and nothing sways her. Obstructions are thrown and hurdles are built but nothing can shake the lioness when she is determined to get to her destination – in this case, bring food to her pride (family).

God is the driving force in us that causes us to take action when it pertains to fulfilling our purpose in Him. He wants us to be determined about our purpose in Him because He already knows that’ll lead to our destination in Him. You are destined for greatness in God but only if you are determined to serve Him (through your purpose in Him).

Like the lioness, once you have your eyes fixed on your goal(s) in God,

  1. Coordinate a plan that will be intentional in obtaining your purpose in Christ.
  2. In spite of obstacles, obstructions, and hurdles be relentless in your pursuit to destiny in Christ.
  3. You are destined for greatness in God but only if you are determined to serve Him (through your purpose in Him).

God is working in us to fulfill His good purpose. It’s always all about Him. We were created to bring glory to Him in every area and aspect of our lives.

Now, young women, is the time to unleash the lioness.

Unleashing the Lioness

I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”

This particular verse in Psalms (Psa.139:14) is quoted numerous times, however, I often wonder if we are grasping the full meaning of this Scripture.

Young women do you realize that you are the living sum of both fear and wonder? That statement in and of itself is powerful: fear plus wonder equals YOU.

When I think of the fear coupled with wonder my soul is automatically drawn to the lioness. The lioness is strong and sleek, the step in her stride is with profound purpose. She is simply stunning. With her paw (hand) she is capable of killing and caressing and with her roar (voice) she will seize and capture you simultaneously. She too is the embodiment of both fear and wonder.

Her beauty is often revealed in her strength, her beauty is undeniable and her power is un-disputable; her serenity is fierce. Her splendor brings exultation to her Creator; her essence makes glorious His praise.

You, young women, are fearfully and wonderfully made, indeed.

As the glorious beauty of His creation you have the power to dispel darkness at any given moment. The Holy Spirit in you far exceeds the might of any opposition you may encounter in the world according to  I John 4:4.

God is not glorified when his daughters are faint, weak, or cower in defeat. It’s like a lioness thinking it’s a grasshopper. How can her father, the King of the jungle, obtain the honor due to him when his daughter thinks she’s powerless?

We, young women, are the daughters of the Lion of Judah, created to make his praise glorious! We must take our rightful place in the kingdom of God! We are victorious, we are over comers, and we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.

Now is the time, unleash the lioness!

Prayer: Heavenly Father I come before you today with thanksgiving and praise. I thank you for conquering sin, death, and the grave. I thank you that you are all powerful. Forgive me for when I doubted the power that you’ve given me. Forgive me when I didn’t see myself as a lioness and daughter of the Lion of Judah. Help me to walk as your daughter, the lioness. Help me to remember the true meaning of Psalms 139:14 – I am the living sum of both fear and wonder. When opposition comes, bring this truth back to my memory. Enable me to stand victoriously in Christ Jesus. I ask these blessings in your son’s Jesus name, Amen.