That little shepherd boy who beat the giant with just a sling? The one who went on to defeat the Philistines and who reclaimed Israel from the dumps of the time of Judges? That David who restored order to Israel and made plans for the beautiful temple. He valiantly roused the troops and killed tens of thousands. The David who became a national hero.
You might think that David was a warrior.
But David was only as great as the MIGHTY MEN who had his back (2 Samuel 23).
We are only as great as the MIGHTY PEOPLE who have our backs. Men who put their lives on the line with him. Men who sneaked past enemy lines to get a cup of water from his childhood well. Men who slayed giants, and men who rushed across mountaintops in the dark. Men who were inside informants, and men who encouraged David when he was in the pits of despair. Men like Eleazar, who "stood his ground and struck down the Philistines till his hand grew tired and froze to the sword."
Men like Abishai, who "raised his spear against 300 men, whom he killed."
Men like Benaniah, who "went down into a pit on a snowy day and killed a lion."
David was great, but only because he had a company of MIGHTY MEN who fought alongside him.
Even he wasn't able to do it on his own.
Friends, we all need a company of MIGHTY WOMEN. If you're trying to do this journey of womanhood, of motherhood, of wifehood alone, you're missing out on the great joy of doing life with MIGHTY WOMEN.
If you're trying to do life alone, you're missing out on the joy of MIGHTY friendships. As we're approaching the release date of my next book, I'm surprised at how much I've come to rely on the women in my life over the last year. These precious MIGHTY WOMEN have prayed me through intense editing sessions, watched my daughter, fed me, encouraged me, and kicked my rear when I needed motivation. Every time I felt weak and unable to press on, God has sent a MIGHTY WOMAN to lift me up and help me keep going. We need women to laugh and cry with, women to bring us a basket of fruit "just because" and women who don't mind our garlic breath when we're trying to kick that sinus infection. Women who will toil on their knees for our children and women who will do the happy dance when our baby girl gets her first tooth. We need each other.
And someone needs you.
Editor's note: This article was originally published on One Thing Alone. It has been republished here with permission.
Asheritah Ciuciu is the author of Unwrapping the Names of Jesus and an avid blogger. Asheritah grew up in Romania as a missionary kid and then studied English and Women's Ministry at Cedarville University in Ohio. Her passion is helping women find joy in Jesus through a deeper walk with God, and she shares vulnerably from her own life experiences on www.OneThingAlone.com. She is married to Flaviu, a web programmer and artist, and together they raise their spunky daughter in northeast Ohio.