Put On Your Armor
Ephesians 6:10-18 New International Version (NIV)
The Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,which is the word of God.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
If you dont follow me on Facebook or Instagram, I’ve been talking a lot lately about fully stepping into your purpose and how you get to decide right now that you can ask God to co-create the life of your dreams! I feel like I’ve went MIA for a little while and just not fully consistent. Because today I turn the page to a brand new chapter and I’m writing it with Him. So I wanted to talk about this today.
Here it goes...
I have allowed people to take advantage of me for the longest time.
I have allowed people to use me for the longest time.
I have allowed people to make me feel like a worthless piece of crap for the longest time.
I have allowed myself to remove myself from any sort of socialization.
All because I felt alone and totally unworthy of relationships including a relationship with myself and even with God.
I've been in such a low state for so long. And when I'm at my weakest, the devil himself shows his ugly face. Reminding me that I'm worthless, unloved, stupid, a useless piece of crap, and alone.
The devil shows his ugly face in my internal voice, in actions of other people, in comments from other people, and worst of all in my nightmares causing many sleepless nights (most nights of maybe 4 hours of sleep if I'm lucky), many nights I don't want to fall asleep because I'm afraid, and many nights I wake up gasping for air, sweating profusely and crying my eyes out.
I recently fell to my knees and I fell hard.
I gave up.
My white flag was waving.
God I don't know what to do anymore.
By the Power of The Holy Spirit, Satan get behind us...
God picked me up and that's what he's doing right now for you, too. He's rescuing you. He's nurturing you. He's heard your cries. He's heard your prayers. His Angels are coming for you. HE is coming for you. He is fighting your battles. He is fighting battles for you that you don't even know of.
Lauren Daigle's song called Rescue is what helps me day in and day out in knowing that I'm being saved from those dark, lonely, hard moments, the moments that I have no clue how I’m going to put my foot forward.
Reaching out to my friends and asking them to pray over me is what helps in pushing the enemy behind me.
Opening up my Bible and praying is what helps me focus on God pulling me through this.
My fiancé sleeping beside me, waking up from my reaching for air, knowing the enemy is attacking me, and him immediately praying over me is what helps my sleepless nights feel a little more safer, a little more bearable, and a little more peaceful.
Today I've been listening solely to worship music and listening to Lauren's Rescue, I've broke down in tears again.
Not because I still feel broken, but rather I know it's time to put on my Armor, pick up my Sword because it's time to go into Battle, and fully rescue others who are defenseless and balled up in the corner being attacked.
And it's weird, it wasn't tears because I was afraid, but rather tears because I could hear God’s whispers telling me, reminding me over and over again, that I am strong, I am worthy, I am loved, I am enough, and that it's time for me to enter His Army fully, bravely, and courageously.
I'm here to remind you of just that.
I'm here to tell you that God is on His way.
I'm here to tell you that God is fighting for you.
I'm here to tell you that God's Army is fighting through your darkest battles in order to reach you.
I'm here to remind you that you are strong.
I'm here to remind you that you are worthy.
I'm here to remind you that you are loved.
I'm here to remind you that you are not alone.
I'm here to remind you that you are enough.
I'm here to remind you that you are worth fighting for.
I'm putting on my Armor and I'm picking up my Sword because I'm coming into battle for you, too.
God, our Most High Almighty Father, loves us so much that He will always fight for us. His Love is so fierce and steadfast, it is unfaltering and unwavering.
And it is in this reminder that I ask you to truly believe that God's Army is coming for you right in this very moment.
Get up, dear Sister, God is coming for you and I’ll be holding the Sword ready to face your demons.
PS- Ladies, I've decided to open up my calendar and offer you something special. I am opening up my calendar for my Put On Your Armor Promo for a 60 minute call and 2 weeks of unlimited Voxer support (voice and text chat). This offer is only available until February 1st 11:59PM EST. This is designed to help you in finding your confidence again and knowing just how loved you truly are. Please CLICK HERE to book your time!! Chat soon!