November 10, 2019

What is a Warrior?

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“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”—Ephesians 6:11 (KJV)

Example 1

Is it Goliath in the Bible—tall, super strong, arrogant, and loud?

What about David, his opponent—young, untested in battle, disrespected by his family, underestimated by King Saul?

The giant used brute strength in hand-to-hand combat.

The shepherd boy didn’t fight on the Philistine’s terms. He used a weapon and a skill he’d learned protecting sheep. The slingshot could be deadly to an opponent of any size. “Slingers” were an important part of many ancient armies.

Spoiler alert: David wins the conflict.

Example 2

My husband is another kind of champion. He pushes through endless difficult situations.

When he was in the navy, he volunteered for submarine duty. At that time, when subs navigated close to the surface of the water, they were subject to the same currents as any other craft.  Thus, my husband spent three months almost constantly seasick. He can still get motion sickness riding in a land vehicle.

Let’s not forget the heat and the smell. Powerful machines and unwashed bodies in confined quarters...well, you get the idea.

Submarine duty is always voluntary. John asked for a transfer to land duty after a few months.

My Conclusion

Please enjoy the official Hannah Kerr “Warrior” lyric video:

I don’t think warriors are only found on battlefields or in sports venues. Hollywood tries to convince us they’re all super good-looking, tall, tough people. These celebrities are impossibly fit, and they look great in tight clothes. Um, no. Fighters can be everyday people who simply refuse to give up.

I find the strength to carry on when I self-analyze. I don’t have as many aches and pains as before. Traumatic situations often improve, or I adjust to them.

Every survivor needs empowerment. These uplifting thoughts have been on my mind, lately:
  • “Don’t you know you’re a walking miracle?”
  • “Look at how far you’ve come; not how far you have to go.”
  •  “I may not be where I want to be, but I’m not where I used to be, either.”—Joyce Meyer

What kind of warrior are you?


  1. Being victorious in any battle whether physical, mental, spiritual, or emotional certainly empowers us. Until you graduate you can't move forward -- I think of this often and recognize when I have been an over comer in any area. It is something to celebrate.

  2. Carol Graham, I agree with every one of your comments, as usual. We should celebrate victories in all areas of our lives.