Sometimes I do not even recognize myself. I am changing. I know it is nothing I have done but all of what God is doing. It is a subtle change. I have this peaceful calmness even when the enemy tries to attack me. I am learning to not rely on what I feel or what this world believes to be true, but to believe God’s Word which is the only truth. My loyalty now belongs to God, not to man. I am learning to keep moving in spite of the devil’s lies and destruction. I am learning to claim my victory that our Lord God has given me. I am stronger than I have ever been. I know this new-found strength comes from God. I know the God I serve is alive and that the Blood of Jesus covers me. I know who I am because I know whose I am. I am a warrior for God.
We are not born warriors, we are made. We are not self-made, we are shaped and molded by the Master Himself. We become warriors through trial and error, pain, and suffering. Through tears and heartache. We are sometimes shattered into a thousand pieces. But God! We are bent but not broken. We become warriors when we still stand up after being knocked down again and again. We may not be rich, famous, or look like models, but we are so much more than that. We are warriors of God! We have substance. We are kings and Queens. We are survivors. Each day we grow spiritually, mentally, and emotionally. We are purpose driven. God’s warriors possess a determined spirit, they have an I can do attitude, this attitude drives their actions towards their goals. When faced with limitations, disappointments or opposition, warriors are more determined to make what they envision happen. A warrior’s prayers can move mountains! Warriors know that when the force of their will is aligned with the will of God, they can say to the mountain, “move” and it will move! Warriors move forward with their head high and with a strength that only the Lord can provide.
A warrior knows that their strength comes from God and the armor of God is their weapon. They are unstoppable, not because they do not have failures, fears, and doubts, but because they keep moving in spite of them. Warriors stand up for themselves and for others. They have a righteous anger when it comes to injustice. Warriors refuses to be disrespected, mistreated, or taken for granted. Warriors are bold in the authority God has given them. A warrior knows what they bring to the table, so they are not afraid to eat alone! (come correct or not at all). Although strong, a warrior feels deeply and loves fiercely. They cry as quickly as they laugh. Warriors forgive easily because they know God forgives just as easily. They are both soft and powerful, practical, and spiritual. Warriors know how to live in this world without conforming to the world. They know they are winners because God does not birth failures! Warriors are confident in their power because they are confident in God’s faithfulness. Warriors understand their purpose and what God has called them to do. Warriors are all these things because they listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. They are committed to God and to being obedient to His Word. I am a warrior! Are you a warrior? I believe there is a warrior inside the heart of every one of us.
Love and Blessings…
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” 2 Corinthians 5:1-7
“So as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:10
“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. 2 And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 28:1-2
“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” Psalm 46: 1-3
“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8
“Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be granted him.” Mark 11:23
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” Romans 12:2
“For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4
“And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.” Philippians 1:6