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Draw your sword

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?

Common options:
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!
Let’s pray,
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!

Loving you,
Tanisha Poni 💜

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Remember who you are

I woke up the other night/morning asking the Lord what was on His heart for me to blog about.. and granted it may have been around 12am that I asked such a question, but this is what I really got 👉 a vivid vision of The Lion King scene where Simba meets Rafiki, talks about his past and then has a vision of his father telling him, “Remember who you are.”

(Papa knows us and because He knows I am fond of Disney… He likes to give me messages through characters and movies.😄 )

Afterward, I had this strong feeling of the past holding some of us back. Keeping us from receiving all 2015 has for us or even the next 24hrs.

YOUR PAST DOES NOT HAVE THE ACCESS TO DEFINE YOU NOR KEEP YOU.
unless you let it.

The day you asked Jesus to be your Lord you became a NEW CREATION. The old washed away and He made all things new.
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

To Him the past never even happened.

ISNT THAT NUTS?! How is that possible? Because it feels so real to us right? Yet HE REMEMBERS ONLY THE NEW. If you brought your past up to His attention I’m sure he would respond with, “I don’t know what you are talking about.” -Trust me, I’ve asked-

For us, living in the natural world a huge percentage of the time (cause we can experience the supernatural too okay💁), it’s easy to stay in our past. WE think we have to be properly punished for it, because grace and mercy just aren’t going to cut it. No, that’s too nice for us to accept. But, we raise our hands, shout, sing, dance, and receive prayer…. only to go home with the same grey cloud of self-hatred and unforgiveness.

When we do this, we are flat out telling Jesus, “You weren’t enough.”

oh the very real pain that comes from even imagining this cuts deep.

Heroine, JESUS was MORE THAN enough.
He knew.
He knew what He was getting into. He knew He would pay a higher price for people who wouldn’t even squeeze out a rock for him. He knew He would be the one who would suffer consequences for all the “horrible” deeds, sins, etc. done in this world for people who wouldn’t even accept that gift. He KNEW.

How dare I sit there and tell my savior, “Look, Jesus.. you have done so much for me, you loved me, you accepted me, you brought me out of depression, filled my heart with joy, and gave me strength to overcome anxiety, but you see this past mistake… the most horrible thing I did? That is just way too much for you to just wipe away. I have to live with this guilt and shame for the rest of my life, because that’s what I deserve. My self-punishment is more powerful than your sacrifice for me.

N O!!!!!

Darling, He PAID IT ALL.
even after our growing falls and pains. We fall and get picked back up, EVERY TIME.

Just because it happened, or you CHOSE to do it.. doesn’t mean you have it permanently attached to your life resume.

Praise God for GRACE, MERCY and JESUS!

(shame, guilt, and condemnation are from hell.)

Simba ran away, with guilt and shame thinking he killed his father. And Scar let him. Scar WANTED him to think/feel this way. Because he knew if Simba grew up and found out all he was, Scar would be thrown out of pride rock. Forever.

Lovely…. it is time for you to take your place in HIS Kingdom. We cannot sit around some jungle eating bugs the rest of our life because we are afraid of people seeing the “truth” about the kind of person we were or what we did.

IT DOESNT MATTER.
He paid it all.
You are F R E E.

“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my OWN sake, and remembers your sins no more.” – Isaiah 43:25-

“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over OLD history. Be alert, be PRESENT. I’m about to do something brand-new. IT’S BURSTING OUT! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.” – Isaiah 43:18-19 MSG-

Remember WHO YOU ARE. (And WHOSE you are.)

Oh you don’t know??
let me help you out..
You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” haha ok no really.. here you go:

1st and foremost you are A DAUGHTER OF THE MOST HIGH KING.
You are POWERFUL.
You are CAPABLE.
You are BEAUTIFUL.
You are MATCHLESS.
You are INFLUENTIAL.
You are CONFIDENT.
You are BRILLIANT.
You are JOYFUL.
You are BRAVE.
You are BOLD.
You are ROYALTY.
You are FORGIVEN.
You are CHOSEN.
You are ACCEPTED.
You are LOVED.
You are HIS.

Don’t shake your head…just receive. These are your TRUTHS. This is only a pinch of who you are and how Papa sees you. I gave you a pretty great head start. So run back to your rightful place, discover the more to this list, and reveal YOU.

All of creation is waiting for it.

“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” Romans 8:19

Papa, you are everything. Daily we are thankful for the sacrifice you made at the cross. For choosing us. For loving us with a love we will never fully be able to grasp. You are the best Papa in the whole world. I pray that from this year forward every chain that has bound us to our past would forever be broken NOW in Jesus name. I pray that the thoughts, lies, feelings and emotions that are negative towards this would disappear right now. Every ounce of pain and self hatred has to go right now too. Papa I pray that you would replace all this junk with your GRACE, PEACE, and most of all PERFECT LOVE. I declare 2015 will be the year we say, “YES!” whole heartedly to our rightful place in your kingdom and to knowing and continually discovering our identity in you. Thank you so much Papa, I love you. In Jesus name Amen.

If you have been victim to your own self hatred or unforgiveness and would like to get rid of it pray this from your heart:

Papa, right now I choose to repent (turn away from) from self hatred and I choose to come out of alignment with it and everything that came with it right now. I also choose to forgive myself of my past mistakes, and my past in general and choose to come out of alignment with unforgiveness and into alignment with the truth that I have been redeemed. I choose from this day forward to not be governed by my past but by your love. Thank you Papa, In Jesus name amen.”

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*If you have further questions on this subject or what you just prayed please feel free to email me at weareshe1@gmail.com I’d love to do my best to answer them*

Loving you,
Tanisha Poni 💜