This summer I am honored to be a part of a very special launch team for Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt & Live Victoriously by author Kelly Balarie.
When Kelly reached out to invite me to be a part of her team it didn’t take long for me to say yes. My heart’s desire is to encourage and empower other women and the more I read about Battle Ready, the more certain I was I wanted to be a part of the launch.
Over the last two years I’ve shared honestly with you some of the challenges and opposition I’ve felt and experienced in my life as a daughter, wife, mother and stepmother. And, I know that many of you have experienced similar things. In my experience, the challenge has always begun with a battle for my mind.
Today, author Kelly Balarie, is sharing a guest post on this blog about what it means to be Battle Ready and how we can achieve breakthrough for our hard battles.
Please join me in welcoming Kelly.
To be Battle Ready is to face opposition that can look like disagreements, health concerns, financial trauma, rude comments, emotional issues, memory loss, regret, loss of dreams, and long waits. It is to face these things, yet to still stand firm.
How? You may wonder how this is really possible.
Let me give you some background. Not long ago, my son screamed bloody murder outside. I didn’t know what all 6-years of him was so upset about. I ran outside to see the horrific problem.
A rat wedged itself into my garage. Body half-in and half-out, fortunately he was dead. But, what I realized was: if we have holes open to the enemy, he will enter them.
Where do you have holes?
Where do you need to close up pain, wounds or unforgiveness. The enemy will always attack unhealed areas of hurt. He knows, if he hits you were you are already experiencing pain he can really make you doubt God’s goodness.
But, God is good. Period.
God is not good and he sometimes comes through.
God is not good and he maybe will show up.
God is not good and he sometimes gives you what you need.
He is good. Period. Done and sentence complete.
Where do you need to Battle Ready your thoughts, perceptions and attitudes with the truth: God is good. Period. Done. Sentence complete.
Where do you need to let the goodness of the Lord work into the ugliness of the pain you are still carrying around with you? Hasn’t the enemy gotten into your heart, mind and thoughts for far too long.
Close the hole. When we close the holes of hurt, then the traumas, the battles and the hardships of life don’t weigh so heavily on us. To close the hole is to give the old wound to Jesus. It is to let the cross carry the burden now of the weight that burdened you for far too long. It is to ask Jesus for forgiveness for all the (____, ____, or ____) that you did as you carried this around with you for so long.
Close the hold and give it to Jesus now. Why? Life is too short to live on anything else but the purposes and causes of the Lord Jesus Christ. Plus His every way, provides a way, shows you the truth and brings you to life.
Jesus is always your best answer. Thinking like Christ is also your best answer. Do you know how to think like Jesus? Do you know how to train your thoughts in a way that no holes are left open? There are strategies, biblical tips and wisdom that will help you do this very thing. I hope you join me in reading the book Battle Ready, I believe it will change your life.
About Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt & Live Victoriously
“The best time to be strengthened against the Enemy’s tactics of doubt, disappointment, and devastation is before he makes his first move toward us. We all desperately need the biblical guidance and preparation found in Battle Ready!”
Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
Battle Ready is a hands-on scriptural plan that teaches you twelve easy-to-implement, confidence-building mind-sets designed to transform your thoughts and, therefore, your life. You’ll gain practical wisdom, like how to
· make new habits stick in just five steps
· disarm the seven most common attacks that plague women
· exchange self-limiting thoughts for purpose-driven, love-releasing thoughts
· implement thirty-second mind-lifters that deliver peace
· create boundaries so you live life full of what matters
Buy Battle Ready here: https://amzn.to/2l5qQrw
To get Battle Ready freebies – printables, devotional reminders, a customizable daily Battle Plan and the “Find Your Battle Style” quiz, visit: www.iambattleready.com
Kelly Balarie, an author and national speaker, is on a mission to encourage others not to give up. Through times of extreme testing, Kelly believes there is hope for every woman, every battle and in every circumstance. She shares this hope on her blog, Purposeful Faith, and on many writing publications such as Relevant, Crosswalk, and Today’s Christian Woman. Kelly’s work has been featured on The Today Show, 700 Club Interactive, Moody Radio and other television and radio broadcasts. When Kelly is not writing, she is chilling at the beach with her hus