When you are actively changing old habits and being more positive, choosing to believe in the TRUTH about you and your life.. It’s all fun and games until the tempter comes with a lie or the same thoughts that came before you had a mindset shift…
Imagine yourself happy and having an amazing day and then out of nowhere the thought comes up, “your past is still your past you can never change it.” Suddenly you’re stuck like a deer in headlights feeling yourself now doubting your new found joy.
What do you do in that moment?
A. You can choose to ignore it and continue to hum that song you were humming. Until it pops up again..
B. You can let it consume you and snatch your faith away. Ultimately robbing your victory.
Or C. You can DRAW YOUR SWORD. Which is the word of God👉The Bible.
We’ve been given armor. Protective armor to defend us in such a battle, but we’ve also been given a weapon.
In Ephesians 6:10-17 it speaks about this armor and daily putting it on. Lastly it says in verse 17, “take the sword of the spirit which is the word of God.”
Without knowing the promises that are within His word we become unarmed and vulnerable prey. Ending up believing we have no power over this enemy and the very real feeling of defeat.
But WE DO! We do have the power to cause the enemy to flee, it’s found in speaking the word of God. – your sword-
“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow..” Hebrews 4:12
Let me put some personal reality in this,
I used to deal with anxiety. It was the strongest hold on me during a season of my life, and I knew the Lord. But when trauma rose up, anxiety snuck in and I found myself shutting down. Literally withering away. I quit my job, quit driving, quit going places outside my safe home etc. it absolutely sucked. Until I got healed! It was the most free I felt in my entire life in that time and I was doing things! I started going places without freaking out, I started driving again, I got a job, I went out of the country for the first time! But, anxiety came up in situations that I allowed it to overtake me in the past and I had to stand my ground. Occupy my territory. I drew my sword. At that time it sounded like this, “I have not been given a spirit of fear, but one of power, love and a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) Or this, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13) It wasn’t the confidence in myself to declare these promises to slice through anxiety, it was the confidence I had in Papa (God) knowing who He was for me in that season and realizing He never fails. This is real, it works. Trust me.
Even Jesus himself had to use the word of God to resist an attack from satan (Matthew 4:1-11) and we finish the verses seeing the enemy fled. The promises/scriptures are not some thing we just mindlessly rattle off out of routine.. They carry weight. Swords are heavy.
(I would love to layout every single promise the word has for us but that would be crazy long so you’re going to have to discover them yourself. -it’ll be fun, seek Him out, find out who He says He is for you. 😊-)
Just because we are women doesn’t mean we don’t know how to carry a sword! It’s not all glitz and glam because we are the princesses of the castle… We may have on a beautiful dress and our hair may be done rather well, but they better believe underneath we are armed and ready to fight should we have to.💪
Remember one thing, Jesus fought for us. The war has already been won. So when we do draw our sword that’s our only job.. Declaring out the promises and trusting to take Him at His word, He does the rest. 😉
I don’t want to impart worry or something because you had a thought that it would always be dandelions and hummingbirds… Because most of the time it can be, but there are times where that beautiful territory of yours (healing you received, mindset you overcame, breakthrough that happened, etc.) needs to be protected.
Heroine, It’s never been about your past. We don’t get fired at (with lies and their spiderweb thoughts) by our past or things we’ve done because it’s our consequence to those actions, we get fired at because our FUTURE threatens darkness. It’s why Eve got tempted in the first place, why she was approached first.. WOMEN ARE POWERFUL! We have INFLUENCE. And our enemy knew this from the very beginning.
Don’t go getting nervous! All we have to do is find out who Papa said He is for us, and listen to see who He says we are. And know He is with us every step of the way. We are confident because our daddy stands with us and has given us a weapon because He knew we would need it.
There is so much more to this! I scratched the surface and hopefully simplified it for you, but I encourage you to discover it for yourself. Search the word for promises. Ask Papa for more revelation on it. 😊
Ha wow I just saw a picture of a bunch of women walking up to this line drawn in the dirt they stand on, in their fancy dresses with their swords in hand. They look ferociously fierce. As the opposing side has ogres and other ugly giant creatures, they notice Jesus above them all smiling and nodding His head in approval. They smirk as they lift their swords and cross the line, only to see the opposition vanish and another piece of territory is occupied by these fearless heroines.
That’s one of those visions that just makes you say, “YES!!” Haha!!
Goodness.. That stirred me up!
Papa, thank you for the armor we have been given, and thank you that you have entrusted us with a sword. You always believed in us from the very beginning and you proved it by sacrificing your son even after the situation in the garden. I pray Papa that we would learn the ways of the sword and gain confidence in the truth that you are faithful and a man of your word, that we would encounter and envision you and ourselves in such a way that we become bolder and braver because of it! You’re such an awesome Papa, thank you for loving us. In Jesus name,amen.
Go take on the day you warrior!
Tanisha Poni 💜