How to Renew Your Mind In Truth

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The mindset of offense visits and re-visits me.
Thankfully, not as often as it used to, but there are still some things in this heart that a little instrument is required to delicately pick it out.
Battle Ready is that little instrument!

In Kelly Balarie’s new book, Battle Ready, she introduces Warrior Mind-Sets.
The one that is speaking loudest to me is
Warrior Mind-Set Six: Objectivity {It’s Not What Your Eyes See, but What the Eyes of Your Heart See, That Lets You See Everything}

In this mind-set, Kelly teaches how to see thing’s from Jesus’ angle; and oh goodness, it’s a great lesson and challenge!
Toward the end of that chapter, she asks a question that makes me go a little deeper in my thoughts and heart in the Examine Your Story section: “What judgements might God be calling you to leave behind? In what ways are you critical, overbearing, or hard-hitting?”
I realized that too many times I’m over-compensating to hide my true self. I may seem more critical or hard-hitting in an attempt to protect myself.
When in actuality, I need to be seeing each situation and circumstance the way Jesus would see them!

“The flesh speaks what it humanly sees; the Spirit speaks what God sees.” 

Kelly removes excuses for wanting to see things the way we’ve always seen them. That’s the theme throughout Battle Ready!

I want to share more from Kelly, herself, but before you read further, I want you to know that although this is a blog post about a book launch, it’s my heart to share how I’ve genuinely had some light shed on my mind-sets and Kelly for sure gives us lots of Scripture and ways that God has revealed to her how to be a warrior in taking control of her mind.
In my opinion, this is a gracious gift of a book, and in coming days, I’ll be hosting a giveaway (it’s the copy that I personally pre-ordered because I believe in the message of Battle Ready)


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.

It is to break the power of what was, for Who Is. The I AM.
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

Buy Battle Ready here

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KellyBalarieImageKelly 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 castles.

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I received a digital and physical copy of Battle Ready as being part of a launch team. I wasn’t asked to write a review, but to promote this soon to be released book on my social media platforms.
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