Earlier today I’ve forgotten the love Christ has for each of us, as I was feeling alone and sorry for myself. But then as only as Jesus can do he reminded me of this:
We are daughters of the King. We have a royal lineage that grants us unmatched authority and power. And with that gift comes a responsibility to stand firm in God’s truth and fight for those we love.
Dressed in the full armor of God alongside an army of other believers, we can charge toward the enemy without flinching at the daggers he throws toward us. We can be both feminine and fierce in our fight. And with training, we can learn to fight Satan’s lies until they no longer affect us.
If a friend says she’s not good enough, you’re the first to jump in and say it’s not true. But we tend to believe it about ourselves. The terrible lies the enemy whispers to us are hurtful things we would never say to anyone else, and we shouldn’t say it to ourselves either.
We need to fight against our negative self talk in the same way. If you think, “I’m not pretty,” “I’m not enough,” or “I deserved it.” Stop, reject that lie, and speak God’s truth out loud.
God said He will demolish strongholds. That isn’t temporary or passive. It means it is gone, never to be had again. The more familiar we are with the weapons of the enemy and the more grounded we are in who God says we are, the easier it becomes to deflect the attacks. These daggers flying might not be literal, but they can slow us down and distract us from what we’re supposed to be focused on.
Living changed means your identity is firmly rooted in Christ. You know how to identify and fight spiritual warfare. You’ve forgotten what’s behind so that you can move forward in freedom. And you willingly step into the battle ready to defend your loved ones with fierce femininity.
Believing and walking in God’s truth is the only way we can start living changed.
A Psalm of David, when he changed his behavior before Abimelech; who drove him away, and he departed.
I sought the Lord , and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
Psalms 34:4-5 KJV
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
Colossians 3:12-14 KJV
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
1 Peter 2:21-25 KJV
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.
Romans 12:9-13 KJV