Serious question coming ‘atcha…
Do you consider yourself a cat person? A dog person?
We have a cat, she’s 8 years old named Miss Watermelon–Num Num. We got her after we moved into our current house as a pet for 5 year old Max and 1 year old Reagan.
Max named her.
Reagan, who couldn’t speak a lick, butchered her name.
Thus, Num Num was born.
When we got her we decided to spay her and get her declawed. For the past couple of years she has decided that she wants to be let outside. Against my wishes, Jay let her go out. I was concerned that because she was an inside cat, she was defenseless against something bigger because she didn’t have claws. In my mind, she was meek and timid, in need of protecting. But soon we noticed that every time our cat went outside, doing God knows what, we would wake up the next morning with something dead on the front porch. She started out with baby mice or ground moles. Just tiny little things.
I have no idea how she is killing them. Since she doesn’t have claws, I assume she was whacking them to death.
Here most recently she has been killing grown squirrels. Animals that are much bigger than her.
Lately her victims have shown up bloodied and headless.
You see, our cat doesn’t see herself as a clawless, weak house cat.
She instead sees herself as a full out, bloodthirsty assassin cat.
Our cat is lead by her internal instinct of being watchful and a hunter.
Your internal instinct is the Holy Spirit
We need to be led by the Holy Spirit and not by fear of what may happen, or what the enemy says about you or what others will say about you.
You need to walk in the confidence that not only does the Holy Spirit WANT to talk to you, but you are created in the image of the Most High God.
How to be a confident cat assassin:
Focus–you MUST keep your eyes on God–Isaiah 26:3–anything you are looking at the doesn’t bring glory to God does not need to be in front of you.
Faith–don’t lean on your own understanding–Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Fear–don’t allow it to reign in your heart or mind–Hebrews 13:6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?’
A cat’s real calling is to hunt. Num Num didn’t realize her true calling until she took her first steps and went outside. Some of us are waiting around doing nothing and waiting on God to show you His will for your life and He’s waiting on you to show Him you’re willing. Let the past die. Num Num didn’t let her past of being an indoor only cat determine whether or not she was going to be a great outdoor hunter.
Num Num didn’t start out ripping the heads of squirrels twice her size. She inched her way out for the longest time, not going anymore than a few feet from the house. She’s worked herself up to where she is now. It was a progression. We need to take steps everyday into what God has called us to do. Peter didn’t cannonball off the boat when he saw Jesus walking on water. We need to stop looking at the waves and the ripples on the water in our lives and realize we serve the one who walked on water.
You are NOT defenseless.
The One who conquered death, hell and the grave is alive inside of you and armed with Holy Ghost and God’s word, a sword (that is) “alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12
Regardless of what you have been called, what you believe about yourself, what you do or do not have.
YOU are more than a conquerer.
So, mighty one, get up on your horse, grab your sword and start kicking’ butt and taking names.
In Jesus name, of course.
I’m a book-shelving, former tap dancer, wanna be writer, singer,
and banjo player, mother of 4, wife of 1, follower of Christ,
walking in the shadow of the Proverbs 31 woman
and redeemed by the grace and love of an Almighty God…
just living the dream.