What is a Ride or Die Chick? According to the Urban Dictionary, she is, “A chick that ain’t afraid to be down with her man, she’ll do anything her man needs her to do. Ride or die chick’ refers to someone who (normally a girl, hence the word chick) is down for everything & anything. Basically down for both the bad and the good. A female who is willing to stick with you even if death is the ultimate fate of their relationship.”
Not that’s what I call a woman who is committed to the end. I’m not sure if I am willing to be down for anything, but I know for a fact that I am down for everything that God has called me to do.
I have joked about me being a “ride or die chick” in terms of my commitment to my friendships, to my work and even my relationship with God. But on a serious note, I believe in my heart that’s exactly who I aim to be.
Our young people use this term loosely when they are talking the “Jargon” to each other in expressing their commitment and love to each other and the girls to their men. While the term has been used as gang jargon to talk about negative things, I believe we can learn a little something from concept of this uncanny phrase.
Are you a “ride or die chick” when it comes to your commitment to your family, your friendships, your work, your purpose in life and to your relationship with God?
There was a line in the movie “A Few Good Men” spoken by Jack Nicholas that said, “We use words like honor, code, loyalty…we use these words as the backbone to a life spent defending something. You use ’em as a punchline.”
Sometimes this rings true when we tell ourselves and each other that we are committed to our true purpose of making a difference in the world, to standing up for injustice, to protecting our children, to protecting the truth of who God is. Yet, often times we falter and get side tracked when trouble arrives.
But that’s not the truth of who we are. As women, as mothers of the world, we know how to stand in the face of the fear to protect what belongs to us. It’s in our DNA and that’s who we are. Courageous, Honorable and Loyal. Even when trouble appears.
I want to encourage you to stand in your power and begin to align yourself with your true essence. Begin to allow your actions to match your words.
If there is a gap between what you are saying and what you are actually doing? Then an intervention needs to take place in your life quickly.
There was a time when I would sit and talk about all the wonderful ideas I was going to make happen and how I was going to do this, and do that and at the end of the day it was just “talk.” I needed an intervention and I got the help I needed. I wanted my words to match my actions. No! I NEEDED my words to match my actions.
People begin to lose confidence in what you say when you are constantly making promises and predictions, yet they see nothing happen. And the most dangerous thing that happens is that you are teaching your subconscious to believe that you are a liar. And that’s not who you really are.
We’ve got to become like the “ride or die chicks” and begin to commit to the things that are important in life…the things that will help to make the our own lives and the lives of others richer and better. The things that will bring change and transformation to a world that so desperately needs it. To demonstrate to our children that “real ride or die chicks” stand for what’s right, what’s good, what’s expansive and loving. To stop playing small and dimming down to living our lives in full blast, full voice while becoming one with God and loyal to each other.
I believe that’s God’s way. I believe that’s Love’s way.
So if you ask me if I am a “ride or die chick?” The answer is “Yes!” I am committed to the end…to that which I know God has called me to do. What about you?
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