"Do not change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but be changed within by a new way of thinking Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect." Romans 12:12
Have you ever thought about this phrase, "Fight Like a Girl" and what it means? As a child, better yet tween and teen, if the neighborhood boys said, "You throw like a girl." or "You run like a girl.", I got very upset and hurt. Why did I let their comments get to me? Silly, right? I don't think so.
I was more of the tom-boy of a girl in my youth. I spent more time riding my blue BMX bicycle and trudging through the creek with the boys than I did laying in the sun with my female friends. Even at a young age I found laying around to absorb sun to be a waste of time.
Of course, as most teen girls will agree, I had my phase of sun tanning and using Sun-In to lighten (bleach, lol) my hair. BUT most of my youth was spent riding my bicycle, hiking, swimming, and doing...active and keeping up with the boys.
So if I was spending the majority of my time doing the "boyish" type activities, why did I let their words effect me? It wasn't any desire to be a boy yet I wanted to be considered an equal, not the weaker.
Now to discuss the root and inspiration for this blog, "personal hygiene products", "sanitary napkins", or whatever your Momma called them to you. How many people remember the terrible, long, and embarrassing commercials for female products that came on when your Father, parents, younger siblings, or friends were sitting in the living room watching a family show? Come on, did your shoulders tense? Did your head shake? Did you just bust out laughing? I'm sure you had some response.
These commercials were my nemesis as a teen, as if figuring out who I was wasn't difficult enough, I have to see torpedo pads on the television screen absorbing blue liquid, seriously? Some of you are laughing because I obviously have post sanitary napkin stress disorder. But really, what if we had a commercial like the one below to advertise the same products. This is the commercial of this day and age, check it out and then join me for the rest of the blog. If you don't watch this short commercial, you'll miss the point.
"Your heart will be where your treasure is...
Matthew 6:21; Psalm 139: 13 &14
May we remember the very little girls who gave it all while we are able, imagine all we could accomplish...it ends with "Why can't 'run like a girl' also mean win the race?"
Don't you realize that in a race everyone runs,
but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!
1 Corinthians 9:24