This past weekend, I finally got to watch the Wonder Woman film after hearing about the powerful themes contained in the story.
I was incredibly inspired by Wonder Woman as a character. She is a stunning dance of strength and nurture. A dance which I hope to learn the movements of by following the Holy Spirit’s lead.
We were barely a few minutes into the film, when I started noticing certain attributes of Wonder Woman’s that were worth developing in my own life.
I immediately started taking notes. I knew I needed to write on this and unpack some of the qualities that make her the hero that she is.
We may not be fighting Ares like Wonder Woman did in the film, but we are in a spiritual battle against Satan, the enemy of our souls, and it is critical that we are poised to fight it well.
1. Empathy is a valuable strength
One of Diana’s best qualities is her strong sense of empathy. She’s not without feelings. As an Amazonian, Diana is fierce and strong; but also capable of tender compassion.
While others were willing to sacrifice people to accomplish their cause, Diana cared for the wellbeing of others. She saw the good in humanity and knew it was worth fighting for.
She wasn’t cold and unmoved by suffering. To some, her nurturing qualities might have seemed like a distraction or liability to the mission. But her compassionate nature is really what fueled her strength to pick up her sword and fight till the end.
Likewise, a strong woman of God isn’t without emotions. Our Heavenly Father has them after all. Just as His love for the world led Him to give his life to save us, our compassion for others can be the force that leads us to partner with the Holy Spirit in restorative action to bring healing to the people around us.
Because like Diana, we care about the state of this culture.
In a world where it is easier to be emotionally closed off to the plight of other people so you cannot be hurt by loss, one of the bravest things you can do is choose to feel.
2. Diana has a strong sense of purpose and identity
From a young age, Diana knew she was destined for something more than was being communicated to her by the world around her.
So are you. You may have lost sight of that sense of purpose, but it has always been there. Buried beneath layers of fear, doubt and discouragement. Let God brush away the dust and remind you of your worth and purpose again today.
Diana acted on an inner sense of duty that said she was here to save the world. We’ve each been given a part to play in this redemptive story. That requires a clarity of purpose and duty.
We live in a day and a time, where identity confusion is rampant. So many people don’t know who they are, or why they are even in existence. Now, more than ever, it is imperative to have vision in everything you do.
You must know who you are, whose you are, and what you were placed on this earth to do.
Like Esther, Like Wonder Woman- we are here for such a time as this. Knowing the “why” of your identity and purpose will result in you living with greater intent and inner conviction.
Diana Prince is a woman of destiny. I want you to know that you also, are a person of destiny. You are called for a purpose that extends farther than yourself.
As James Campbell said:
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
3. As a daughter of destiny, Diana knew that becoming a warrior wasn’t optional
Diana knew that if she was to ever step fully into the legacy that was built for daughters of Divine origin, she would have to train for battle and embrace her destiny as a warrior.
She could not stand by as innocent people were harmed. Diana saw a world in need and knew she had to help.
We must choose to advocate for the defenseless and the broken. We are never more like our Father than when we reject complacency and choose to serve others with what is in our hand.
There’s something strategic about you being here on earth in this specific moment in time.
If we adopt our legacy as warriors trained by the Father, what will transpire will be a powerful revolution of the soul.
As children of the Most High God, we are carriers of heavenly son-ship (a benefit that belongs to God’s daughters as well) normal is not in your DNA.
And just as Steve Trevor taught Diana to dance… if you are feeling the Holy Spirit’s pull to step into greater things, follow His lead. He’ll teach you the dance. And those who witness it will watch in wonder.
I’ll be returning soon with more thoughts on this topic! Stay tuned.
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