I’m so honored to share Kelly Balarie’s beautiful writing with you today. Her second book, Battle Ready, is launching. Here’s what I know – you want to read it. Today.
Truth. There is a famous quote from Pontius Pilate that asks Jesus, “Truth. What is truth?” Let’s find out so we are prepared and #BattleReady – before the battle is ready to start.
Kelly Balarie writes:
Don’t doubt the power of your mind. This football-sized mass has the power to create and recreate everything in your life. This is why Jesus tells us not to conform to the pattern of the world, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind.
If we renew our mind, it is like getting a re-do on life. Rather than continuing with old patterns, ways of doing things or habits, we get an upgrade.
You know, when my boy was a baby: he spent nearly every waking hour of every night screaming crying.
My mind now occasionally hears that baby voice of his crying late at night. He’s 6.
This traumatic time was emblazoned in my mind. The trauma is still there. The memory is still there. The fear is still there.
Another example of this is my finger. When I was a kid I had to feel for a little bump on my right hand finger (where I sucked my thumb) to know the difference between right and left. I still when, deciphering right between left, mentally think about feeling for that bump. My mind was trained in this.
When we experience something again and again, we expect it. We expect a husband to treat us a certain way. We expect pain to keep hitting us as it always has. We expect people to abandon us. Our mind tells us: this is normal. The pain you dealt with from back then is going to happen…
…unless we renew our mind.
To renew your mind is to dig up all the old lies, mistruths, perceptions and fears and to replace them with God’s truth, hope, life, grace and fullness.
When you know God is I AM, and you let your mind conceive that truth, He overpowers all the ways you tell yourself: I am not…, I am never…, I am going to…
Mistruths become truth when a woman dedicates her to the biblical wisdom, practical application and habit-forming strategies that come with abiding in Christ.
Do you know them? I wrote the book Battle Ready as a practical manual to help those struggling with doubt, discouragement, despair or devastation. The whole purpose of the book is to help you renew your mind with the Mind of Christ and to experience His freedom.
Many are getting touched by this message. Lives are changing. People are finding new hope.
Will you be one of them?
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
Click here to order the companion Battle Ready Daily Prayer Journal that will help you practically change your thoughts, then your life.
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 husband, a latte, and 2 toddlers who rightfully demand she build them awesome sand castles.