After finishing the “in the beginning God did not create patriarchy” mini-series, I thought I’d lighten the mood a bit. We have already discussed that Biblical egalitarian doesn’t equal femi-nazi, but I’d like to talk about a different type of women. I was thinking about many of the women I know, and I came up with a title for these certain special women: Femi-ninja! The key to being a femi-ninja is recognizing your freedom, and walking in your freedom. You know that Christ set you free from all expectations the world imposes, and more importantly, all of the misunderstood expectations of religion. Let me paint you a picture of what a femi-ninja might look like. They come in all shapes and sizes, all ages and marital status’. Actually, you just might be a femi-ninja!
You might be a femi-ninja if…..you are a single woman, and you understand that your time is probably better spent on other things, than figuring out whether or not to wear leggings, as a Christian.
You might be a femi-ninja if…you are single and are pursuing the dreams and ambitions that God put in your heart, rather than sitting around waiting for your Boaz.
You might be a femi-ninja if…you are a wife, and realize that even though the two have become one, doesn’t mean that you disappear completely.
You might be a femi-ninja if…you love your husband. Like, actually, love him and want the best for him, refrain from using psychological manipulation to control him, enjoy being around him, and even enjoy and look forward to making love!
You might be a femi-ninja if…you are free to love your kids. You are free to raise them, clean up after them, cook them dinner, cart them around to their activities, be the soccer mom, not because it’s expected or because that’s your “highest calling”, but because you are free to love!
You might be a femi-ninja if…you are free to be a tom boy! You understand that you are not stepping on men’s toes, by enjoying the things you enjoy: shooting, hiking, camping, ect.
You might be a femi-ninja if…you are free to be feminine! You understand that you are fully capable of doing the girly things you like to do: crafting, baking, scrapbooking, knitting, and just because you enjoy these things, doesn’t make you in the least bit weak.
You might be a femi-ninja if…you have believed all of the lies that the church tries to sell to women, and have overcome! You have literally looked around inside until you found yourself again, took that girl by the hair and stepped back into her. You realize you are free to love yourself!
You might be a femi-ninja if…you are divorced and still kicking! You know and have realized your strength and what it takes to keep on moving! You understand that your divorce doesn’t define you! You have even been able to see past some unsavory comments from your churchy friends.
You’re actually a super femi-ninja if…you are a military wife!! (‘nuff said!)
You might be a femi-ninja if…you are a stay at home mom!
You might be a femi-ninja if…you are a working mom!
You might be a femi-ninja if…. you are a work from home mom!
You might be a femi-ninja….if you laugh in the face of all that Satan has tried to throw at women…and you just keep on moving!
You might be a femi-ninja…if you understand that your highest calling is following Christ, being in a relationship with Him!
You might be a femi-ninja…if you are reading this….and are pretty sure that you might be a femi-ninja!
You might be a femi-ninja…if you know that Christ set you free and you are walking in that freedom. In that freedom you have the ability to do whatever you want! You are able to wear any hat you choose. You are free to pursue whatever position you feel that God has for you.