I love words, especially when they’re big, complex and confuse those who don’t know what the word means. I love words that slide off the tongue so nicely you want to high-five yourself for saying it because, hey, you sound really smart.Ultimately, I love words that mean something sentimental.
Whenever it’s my birthday, my mom posts a lengthy status on Facebook saying how much she adores me, and she uses big words to describe my character. One word she used when I turned 17 was the word “Indomitable”
Indomitable… What does this mean?
Since I love researching and just learning about things I decided to do some research on it.
Dictionary.com’s definition is… “that cannot be subdued or overcome, as persons, will, or courage; unconquerable”
Meriam-Webster online… “impossible to defeat or discourage”
Lastly, Cambridge online… “(of a person) strong, brave, and impossible to defeat or or make frightened”
If anyone who knows me is reading this, you’re probably thinking that this word describes me quite well. I definitely am an indomitable person. I’m very stubborn and strong-willed and from a young age I’ve had this defiant “you can’t take that away from me” attitude. People would really try to shake me, but because of my attitude I was untouchable. As I’ve gotten older and have invested in a deeper relationship with God that attitude has completely changed. Instead of saying “You can’t take that away from me!” I now say: “You can’t take that away from me, but it’s because God has given this to me and no one can take away his love, promises, gifts and hope.”
Who knew that a word could hold so much value? Just a simple word. But I find it to be such a beautiful thing because as Christ-followers we can have indomitable spirits. Christ set out for our hearts, so we should set out for his but courageously and willing to give all of us to Him. Anything we struggle with can be given to God because he will give us courage; this world doesn’t have to shake us or take anything away from us. However, in order to have this we have to seek out God’s will and not take anything on ourselves.
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us” – Romans 8:37 (ESV)
I hope this was encouraging, and I hope you seek Christ to have an indomitable spirit!