This series came from one statement written by Lisa Bevere, author of Lioness Arising. Lisa says“Lionesses are strong and sleek. They move with muscled purpose, aware of their existence and the survival of their young depends on a legacy of skill and strength.” She continues by saying, “They are comfortable in their own skin.”
We have looked deeper into the description of a living breathing lioness and taken the observations of how one interacts in her environment and developed an analogy of a lioness and a woman. We studied how she moves with a purpose, not just haphazardly; that she is completely aware of her existence and the impact that her existence can make everyday. Today , let us focus on the legacy of the lioness.
The survival of the young depends on a legacy of skill and strength.
The word legacy is the act of passing something down to the next generation. It may be in the form of a gift or property. In our lives as women, our legacy is passed down to our children (whether biological, adopted or spiritual) and then their children and so forth. In our training and preparing to take the form of a lioness, it will be necessary for us to strengthen our game plan and put into practice skills that will enable us to help train our children in the way that they should go so they will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) We must not underestimate the influence our modeling has upon them. We should be modeling and living our lives according to scripture, which arms us with skill and strength. What kind of legacy are we leaving behind, is it one of skill and strength? May we seek the Lord and allow him to show us areas where we are weak, not so we become downcast, but so that we can put into place a plan to turn our weakness into a strength that can impact generations to come.
Friends, there is much to do, so let’s not be living with a “much to do about nothing,” attitude. Let us embrace the picture and model of the lioness to spur us on to be women craving God Almighty with every heartbeat and passing breath. As the apostle Paul wrote,
“I don’t know about you, but I’m running hard for the finish line. I’m giving it everything I’ve got. No sloppy living for me! I’m staying alert and in top condition. I’m not going to get caught napping, telling everyone else all about it and then missing out myself.” (1 Corinthians 9:24-27, The Message)