Fight Like a Girl: Bring It On!

Fight like a girl? What does that mean anyway?  When someone uses this statement, they are implying that you can’t fight…that you are weak…as ‘girls’ (not women) are viewed as weak…”little girl”resonates from the playground not like a pep rally chant but like a taunting from the audience at a boxing match.

I don’t “fight like a girl”.  I wage war like a soldier.  The battles that I face are not natural…they are spiritual.  I have learned that if it is wrapped in flesh, it ain’t my enemy so I don’t even sweat it.  My enemy is larger than life and he wants to kill me.  But my Lord wants me to die also…

This sounds contradictory.  Not so…

The weapons of MY warfare are not carnal but MIGHTY through God to the pulling down of strongholds, Casting down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity  every thought to the obedience of Christ (reference 2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

  • carnal (Greek: sarkikos ~ having the nature of the flesh or governed by mere human nature not by the Spirit of God; HUMAN, with the included idea of DEPRAVITY)
  • MIGHTY (Greek: dunatos ~ strong in soul meaning able to bear calamities and trials with fortitude and patience; having power (dunamis) for something!!!)
  • strongholds (Greek: ochuroma ~ fortress, castle; anything on which one relies)
  • imaginations (Greek: logismos ~ a reasoning, such as is hostile to the Christian faith; a judgment, decision, such as conscience passes)
  • captivity (Greek: aichmalotizo ~ to LEAD away captive )

So what do I mean that both my Lord and my enemy want me to die?  I can’t wage war with my enemy in this flesh, with my thoughts, with my opinions, with what I think…see I have to die to every vain ambition, every idea, every notion that I THINK is right and my filter must become the Word of God which has transforming Power.

 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

  • TRANSFORMED (Greek: metamorphoo ~ to change into ANOTHER FORM!!!, to transfigure!!!)

For metamorphoo to happen in our lives, we must be taken “up to the mount”.  Notice in 2 Corinthians 10 that the “imaginations” and “high things” must be cast down and lead into captivity. Our minds must be “taken up to the mount” to be changed into another form.  The Word demands change. It will transfigure you.  This process is painful.

I want to show you something.  I want to share with you the story of the life cycle of a butterfly.  I want you to open your mind and think of your spiritual walk and put yourself in this message.  Don’t just look at it “scientifically” and think, “Hey!  That was pretty cool!”.  Really open your spiritual eyes and ears and catch the revelation of what God wants us to see in His creation.  He has given us a beautiful example of what our METAMORPHOO will be in this natural phenomenon.  Watch this short video:

What did you notice? Please comment below and tell me what you saw and how it relates to YOUR metamorphoo. 


If the attack of the enemy is wearing you down and you feel defeated, consider this: you have stepped out of the place of immunity.  The place of immunity is where you don’t have to defend yourself because the Lord is your Vindicator. He is our Defender. You are not as close to JESUS as you were. Remember: the enemy prowls WAITING PATIENTLY for the saints of God to move out of the safety zone. Maintain what you have obtained. The anointing flows down and it is the anointing that breaks the yoke. That can only be found in His Presence. Draw nigh….

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. ~ 1 Peter 5:8

Therefore thus says the Lord God of hosts: “O My people, who dwell in Zion, do not be afraid of the Assyrian. He shall strike you with a rod and lift up his staff against you, in the manner of Egypt. 25 For yet a very little while and the indignation will cease, as will My anger in their destruction.” 26 And the Lord of hosts will stir up a scourge for him like the slaughter of Midian at the rock of Oreb; as His rod was on the sea, so will He lift it up in the manner of Egypt.

27 It shall come to pass in that day
That his burden will be taken away from your shoulder,
And his yoke from your neck,
And the yoke will be destroyed because of the anointing oil.

 ~ Isaiah 10:23-27

Listen: the Lord has a place for us that seems scary and we think, in OUR MINDS, that He is not with us.  We often think it is the enemy that is taking us back into the wilderness because the place is barren and in this moment, weary from battle, we feel isolated. The environment is a mirror of our soul. But it is the LORD bringing us here to RESTORE us, bringing us back to the essentials of our faith, reminding us that our purpose is to please Him.  His purpose is to save the world. We think there is no way we can do what He is asking, and we are CORRECT.  There is NO WAY but by HIS GRACE that we can accomplish the vision that the Lord has for our lives. But if we will just listen, and quiet ourselves, He will show Himself new to us.  We will encounter Him and the anointing will come to destroy the works of the enemy.

Elijah is a beautiful example of what happens when God takes us to that place of desolation.  Elijah had won a victory for the Lord and God had shown Himself to the false prophets of Baal by answering their demands with fire and then rain ending a drought because of Elijah’s prayers and relationship with the Lord. It was Elijah’s greatest victory.  This seemingly would have aroused revival, but it did not.  It aroused the enemy.  Jezebel sought Elijah and vowed to kill him. So, this mighty man of God RAN…He hid and cried out to the Lord saying, “ENOUGH! I have done all I know to do!” And the Lord answered him.

 Read this passage from 1 Kings 19 and hear from the Lord:

Then as he lay and slept under a broom tree, suddenly an angel touched him, and said to him, “Arise and eat.” Then he looked, and there by his head was a cake baked on coals, and a jar of water. So he ate and drank, and lay down again. And the angel of the Lord came back the second time, and touched him, and said, “Arise and eat, because the journey is too great for you.” So he arose, and ate and drank; and he went in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights as far as Horeb, the mountain of God.

And there he went into a cave, and spent the night in that place; and behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and He said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

10 So he said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.”

God’s Revelation to Elijah

11 Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; 12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.

13 So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”

14 And he said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.”

15 Then the Lord said to him: “Go, return on your way to the Wilderness of Damascus; and when you arrive, anoint Hazael as king over Syria. 16 Also you shall anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi as king over Israel. And Elisha the son of Shaphat of Abel Meholah you shall anoint as prophet in your place. 17 It shall be that whoever escapes the sword of Hazael, Jehu will kill; and whoever escapes the sword of Jehu, Elisha will kill.

~ 1 Kings 19:5-17 

He takes us to Mount Horeb, (aka Mount Sinai) to bring us back to basics. What battles are you waging in your flesh?  Are you saying “It is enough!  I have done all I know to do!”  Get up on the mountain, wrap your face in the mantle (Hebrew: adderath ~ glory, splendour, magnificence) and fulfill the call.  Don’t back down because of the wind, the earthquake, or the fire. STAND. FIRM.

 

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How do I answer the hard questions?? My friend wants an abortion…

There is no disputing the scientific fact that a new, distinct human organism comes into existence during fertilization. Here are the facts.

Scientific literature states the following:

• “The fusion of sperm and egg membranes initiates the life of a sexually reproducing organism.”[2]

• “The life cycle of mammals begins when a sperm enters an egg.”[3]

• “Fertilization is the process by which male and female haploid gametes (sperm and egg) unite to produce a genetically distinct individual.”[4]

• “The oviduct or Fallopian tube is the anatomical region where every new life begins in mammalian species. After a long journey, the spermatozoa meet the oocyte in the specific site of the oviduct named ampulla, and fertilization takes place.”[5]

• “Fertilization – the fusion of gametes to produce a new organism – is the culmination of a multitude of intricately regulated cellular processes.”[6]

A new human organism is created before the developing embryo implants in the uterus – i.e., before that time at which some people consider a woman “pregnant.”  These facts have been debated by advocates for abortion since before Roe v Wade/Doe v Bolton made abortion legal throughout all 9 months of pregnancy on January 22, 1973.  It seems of late that there is no argument as to whether or not the baby is human:  ABORTION ADVOCATES NO LONGER CARE!  The justification today is that the life of the mother is more valuable than the life of the child.  So it is safe to say that their argument is that most women are having abortions to “save their own lives”, which is entirely untrue.  Here are the latest statistics on reasons women have abortions in the United States:

  • 74% felt “having a baby would dramatically change my life” (which includes interrupting education, interfering with job and career, and/or concern over other children or dependents)
  • 73% felt they “can’t afford a baby now” (due to various reasons such as being unmarried, being a student, inability to afford childcare or basic needs of life, etc.)
  • 48% “don’t want to be a single mother or [were] having relationship problem[s]”
  • 38% “have completed [their] childbearing”
  • 32% were “not ready for a(nother) child”
  • 25% “don’t want people to know I had sex or got pregnant”
  • 22% “don’t feel mature enough to raise a(nother) child”
  • 14% felt their “husband or partner wants me to have an abortion”
  • 13% said there were “possible problems affecting the health of the fetus”
  • 12% said there were “physical problems with my health”
  • 6% felt their “parents want me to have an abortion”
  • 1% said they were “a victim of rape”
  • <0.5% “became pregnant as a result of incest”

(Source: http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/psrh/full/3711005.pdf)

Now we that we know the reason women are CHOOSING to have abortions, let us look at a way to reduce the fear of having a baby and empower women to make better choices.  We can offer women MUCH BETTER than abortion. This is NOT the best we can do.

“I’m pregnant, and I want an abortion.”

How should one react when a friend says those words?

My ministry partners and I encounter many women who are considering abortion.  We are also often asked by friends and associates  “What should I do?” “What should I say?” when they encounter someone considering abortion.

Their concern is the well-being of the mother and her pre-born child; they don’t want her to go ahead with the abortion, but they come to us because they recognize a noble desire, while necessary, is not sufficient to save a life.  How do they actually achieve their mind-changing goal?  They follow these four steps:

  1. Seek to Understand
  2. Support Her
  3. Inform Her
  4. Be Unwavering

Let’s look at each in more detail, with practical tools to get the message out:

  1. Seek to Understand

Think through your past to a time when you felt utterly overwhelmed and afraid.  Think about an experience of despair where you felt helpless.  Think about what it’s like to feel panic—to feel trapped—and how that affects your decisions.

A woman facing an unplanned pregnancy may feel any number of emotions like the above, and anything you say or do is seen through the lens of what she’s feeling.  Rather than start your exchange by jumping onto a soap box, instead, grab a Kleenex box and ask questions that give her a chance to express herself.

Truly and deeply listen to her—what are her concerns?  People not only need to be heard, they need to feel heard.  This is achieved through affirming truth she’s expressed, and communicating compassion:

  • “There is no denying that is a really difficult situation…” or,
  • “That is really tough; I’m sorry for your suffering…” or,
  • “If I’m hearing you correctly it sounds like the crisis is overwhelming, and I can imagine it would be…” 

Notice what you’re not doing here—you’re not saying something false (“I know what it’s like” when you, in fact, don’t know what it’s like); rather, you’re formulating words that acknowledge you understand her feelings are consistent with her crisis.  Even if you HAVE experienced this crisis, she doesn’t need to hear that at THIS moment.

From this expression of compassion, you seek to understand by asking questions that will give her a chance to express herself, and to help identify what she’s most concerned about (which you need to know in order to address the problem—you cannot alleviate a problem you do not know exists).

For example, ask her, “Why do you want an abortion?”

Her response will likely involve expressing concerns about money, school, lack of support from her partner or family, feelings of inadequacy, or perhaps even pressure to abort. (See the above statistics on why women have abortions)

What does this reveal?  She does not desire abortion as an end in and of itself; rather, she sees it as a means to address a problem. Once she identifies the problem, suggest other means to address it, always through the approach of asking questions:

  • “I’m sad for you that your parents said they’d kick you out.  You’re right to be devastated by that.  What if I  let you live with me? Would that help? [Or, what if I connect you to a place where you could live?]”
  • “If I’m hearing you right, it sounds like you don’t have the resources to care for a child.  What if I connect you to a center that will give you the resources you need?”

RESOURCES: http://www.heartbeatinternational.org/about-us/item/402-pregnancy-help-centers-prevention-crisis-intervention-healing

  • “It sounds like you don’t feel prepared to parent a child right now, and I can understand that.  What do you think about adoption?”

RESOURCES: http://www.theradiancefoundation.org/outreaches/adopt-hope/

  • “When a person receives a poor prenatal diagnosis, it can be scary to envision a future where the child has a disability.  Have you heard of stories of people who have had positive experiences caring for children with special needs? May I share some of these with you?”

RESOURCES:

Questioning is not only important to identify her motivations to abort so you can provide alternatives, but questioning is an important tool to help her explore her “gut” feelings about abortion.  Questions that help her think beyond the present scenario, to imagine a positive situation in the future when she’s pregnant, can help bring to light her own negative feelings about the abortion procedure:

  • “Given that you just said you don’t even love the child’s father, I can understand it would be hard to envision parenting the baby.  Something that’s worth considering is if your scenario was just the opposite—if you were happily married and pregnant with a child you’d tried for so long to be pregnant with, would you ever consider abortion?  [After her answer: Why not?]”
  • “If your parents wouldn’t kick you out of the house, would you be less likely to consider abortion? Why?”
  • “If you had the financial resources you needed to raise another (or this) child, would you want to carry through with the pregnancy? Why do you think that is?”

NOTE: The point of these questions is to draw out of her any instinctive feelings of revulsion toward abortion—if she articulates that she would never kill her child in these scenarios, you can now explore her thoughts that it is a child, and whether the difficulty of her situation changes what the child is.

  1. Support Her

There’s something terrifying about being alone in moments of crisis.  There is something comforting about sharing, even a hard experience, with another soul.

A true friend will stand by her throughout this unplanned pregnancy.  If she feels abandoned, then she may run to the abortion which she feels will get her “out” of this experience of crisis and “aloneness.”  Knowing she has someone to stand by her through the crisis will make it easier.

Offer to be with her when she has difficult conversations with her relatives or boyfriend/husband.  Offer to go with her to the doctor.  Time is of the essence in these situations and so is generous, self-less help.  If you have to miss work or school to accompany her to a pro-life doctor the next morning, do it.  Offer to accompany her to a pregnancy help centre.  As a friend, it’s important to remember you aren’t a professional.  Correspondingly, remember that professionals aren’t friends, and offering to be present when she gets assistance from them will make her feel more supported than simply giving her a phone number to call.

NOTE: When she gets professional assistance, ensure that the people you recommend for this are 100% pro-life.

Tragically, some individuals and groups that are labeled “Christian” don’t always hold a consistent pro-life ethic, and this requires you be extra vigilant in your recommendations.

FURTHER NOTE: Get to know your local pro-life doctors and local pregnancy care center staff as soon as possible, before you meet someone in crisis.  The more information you can give to your friend about who works where, what they offer, and how friendly they are, the more likely it will be that she will call or visit.  And remember—offer to accompany her.

Part of being a support is helping her see goodness in a future that she thinks looks grim.  Being on the outside, you have the chance to paint a picture of hope when she feels despair, to help her consider how short-term gain can bring about long-term pain, whereas short-term pain can bring about long-term gain.

This message, handed out by pro-life activist Mary Wagner to women going to abortion clinics, speaks important words of hope to women in crisis: “You were made to love and to be loved.  Your goodness is greater than the difficulties of your situation. Circumstances in life change.  A new life, however tiny, brings the promise of unrepeatable joy.  There is still hope!”

  1. Inform Her

It is possible to communicate truth without love, but it is impossible to communicate love without truth.  Loving your friend therefore means communicating the truth about the abortion she says she wants.

Certainly how you communicate that truth matters.  You need to be sensitive and should continue to use questions as much as possible, but you nonetheless need to impart some hard truths.  When providing information, you should convey three things:

  • The humanity of her pre-born child,
  • The inhumane nature of abortion, and
  • How abortion can hurt her

Let’s look at each of these in more detail:

The humanity of her pre-born child

A lot of women are unaware of just how rapidly their pre-born children are growing (for example, that a baby’s heartbeat has been detected at 3 weeks, and brainwaves have been detected at 6 weeks).  Ask a question like this:

“May I take you to a site which has amazing scientific facts of your baby’s development?”

RESOURCE: http://www.ehd.org/ (Fetal-maternal health website with prenatal development facts, along with actual video footage and 3D and 4D ultrasound)

Helping her bond with her child is key; two other ways to do this is through giving her a fetal model to hold, which helps her visualize her baby, and encouraging her to give a nickname to her child, for it’s harder to kill someone we’ve named and connected with.

RESOURCE: First-trimester fetal model: heritagehouse76.com/details.aspx?prod_id=3378 (or ask your local pro-life society to give you one)

The inhumane nature of abortion

Remember, you’re having this conversation with your friend because she said she wants an abortion.  But does she know what abortion actually entails?  It is essential that you convey the facts of the procedure.  You can ask,

“What do you know of the abortion procedure?  I have some knowledge of abortion and I believe you deserve to know what I do. May I share some information with you?”

RESOURCES: CCBR abortion videos: unmaskingchoice.ca/videos; Nucleus Medical Media: nucleusinc.com (search Suction & Curettage abortion at 9 weeks; D &E at 14 weeks).

When trying to explain that your motivation to share what you know comes from a place of goodness, you could use this analogy:

“Imagine there’s water with poison in it—whoever drinks it will die. Now imagine you are thirsty and, not knowing the water is poisoned, you drink it.  Would you have knowingly committed suicide?”  She’ll say no.  Then continue, “Now imagine that I know there’s poison in the water and you don’t.  I see you grab the glass and I don’t warn you what’s in it.  You drink it and die.  Have I just been an accomplice to your murder?”  She’ll say yes.  Then connect the dots: “In the same way, I know some pretty shocking things about the abortion procedure, and if I don’t share these things, then I’d be guilty of withholding life-saving information.  That’s not fair to you.”

Admittedly, you need to be discerning in your one-on-one interactions about when to use any material. Be gentle, listen, and when it comes to showing pictures, tell her that you care for her and that you want her to be informed of everything she needs to know about abortion.

Finally, be encouraged that using this information doesn’t just work in theory—it works in practice.  For example, a Los Angeles pregnancy center not only offers to show an abortion video to each client, but they provide a copy of that video for the client to take home.  In 2011, they conducted a survey of all mothers who chose life for their babies at the center after initially contemplating abortion.  80% of their clients who chose life said the video was the number one thing that helped them choose life for their babies.

When the women take a copy of the video home with them, it also helps them to convince husbands, boyfriends, parents or other people who might be pressuring them to abort that abortion is a terrible choice.  Showing the abortion video to parents pressuring their teen to abort helps them to understand the profound damage to their daughter (and grandchild) whom they love and want to protect.  It is good to show the video to everyone influencing her decision.  Further, some clients have reported giving their copy of the video to pregnant friends who in turn opted against abortion.

That is consistent with this post below one of CCBR’s abortion videos on Youtube:

“A big thank you goes out to whoever posted this video.  I scheduled an appointment with Planned Parenthood to have this procedure and wanted to learn more because they wouldn’t give me any information. I’m calling to cancel right now. I don’t want my baby ripped to shreds.”

How abortion can hurt her

Because abortion kills children it hurts women.  It goes against human nature to kill one’s offspring—that is why abortion can adversely affect women emotionally.  It goes against the nature of a woman’s body to unnaturally and prematurely interrupt pregnancy the way abortion does—that is why abortion can adversely affect women physically.  Consider asking your friend,

“Have you heard about the complication risks of abortion?  May I share what I know with you?”

RESOURCES: deveber.org/summary-womens-health-after-abortion, abortionbreastcancer.com, afterabortion.org, silentnomoreawareness.org

  1. Be Unwavering

Remember the earlier comment that being alone in moments of crisis is terrifying?  That is true not only for the unplanned pregnancy, but also for the abortion procedure.  The act of abortion could be, in her mind, a terrifying moment she wishes not to endure alone.  Knowing she’ll be without a friend could be enough to convince her not to do it.  But if you are present, that could make her abortion experience easier to endure. This is why it is essential that if, after your best effort to convince her of abortion’s wrongness, she goes ahead with the procedure, that you not go with her, not drop her off, not pick her up, not facilitate her decision in any way.

Keep this principle in mind: friends don’t drive friends to abortion clinics.  After all, if your friend was going to beat up her baby brother and you failed in convincing her not to, would you participate in that action, even if only to “be there to support her”?

If your friend does abort and then realizes at some future point that she made a mistake, and if you had in some way facilitated that abortion, she’ll wonder why you did that when you knew it was wrong. She may even hold you partially responsible, and rightly so. But if you demonstrate integrity through your unwavering views and consistent action, this could be the factor that convinces your friend not to have the abortion—after all, actions speak louder than words. What we DO says a lot more than what comes out of our mouth.

Consider how you could explain your refusal to go with her:

“Because I love you, I can’t go with you.  Because to love you is to desire your good, and I know too much—I can’t erase what I know about abortion and I know it won’t be good for you or your baby.  If I go with you, if I help you get there, then I’d be betraying you.  I’d no longer be guided by what’s best for you, but what’s best for me (namely, just making sure you aren’t mad at me). I love you enough that I’ll endure you being mad at me—even feeling hate towards me—rather than help you do something I fear you’ll regret in the future.”

Hopefully,  it won’t come to making that statement.  Because when you seek to understand and communicate truth in love, you can go far in convincing your friend to make a life-affirming choice.


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[3] Okada et al., A role for the elongator complex in zygotic paternal genome demethylation, NATURE 463:554 (Jan. 28, 2010) (emphasis added).

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An Eye for an Eye (guest writer Brandy Frizzell)

This post is written by Brandy Frizzell.  She attends Powerhouse Church and we have been walking together for over a year now.  I have been privileged to witness her grow exponentially in the time we have spent together.  She is precious to me so be nice! Please read, share, and comment!  Encouragement is welcome!

I was reading in Exodus last night and came across the passage that mentions about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. I have always heard people use this verse for retribution for things done wrong for them, so I was not exactly sure where in the Bible this passage was located.   I had read Exodus before, but when it was I was new in Christ. Oh what a difference it makes the times in your life when you read certain scriptures. It really is true that the Bible is a living, breathing Word.

Alas, I digress. These portions of the scripture before and after are God providing laws for Israel, so that they may live righteously and be separated from other nations. Read it for yourself:

22“If people are fighting and hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. 23But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, 24eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.

What really struck me in reading this passage were the verses before it. This eye for an eye scripture is specifically referencing the life of a baby that is unborn. If there is serious injury to a baby in the womb that causes the baby’s life to be terminated before birth, then the life that caused the baby’s premature termination was to be taken as well.

God could have chosen to put this eye for an eye scripture at any point in his laws. He was providing specific instructions for His people on dealing with servants, bodily injury, and the protection of property.

I believe that this passage specifically outlines God’s love for children and how important it is that they be born, that their life not be terminated prematurely. Jeremiah 1:5 says, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”

As I was reading this scripture and I meditated on it, I began to think about abortion and the implications of abortion. These scriptures outline how serious God feels about an unborn child. We cannot continue to let people be deceived that God has not set these children aside as prophets for our nation.


Please tell us what you think.  Whether you are pro-choice or pro-life we would love to hear from you.

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Watch Your Mouth Girl: 5 Things I Wish I Didn’t Say

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I am the Queen of the Big Mouth…at least I was.  Hey…sanctification is a process!  I am the person who thought that if it was true, then I should say it. I am also the person who believed that I always had all the answers. As I grow and mature and move forward in my walk with Christ [yes…I am a Christian…but don’t let that stop you, read on!], I am learning that I don’t always have the voice that needs to be heard.

Here are FIVE statements I wish I had not ever made, in no particular order [however you’re welcome to rate them]

1.  “YES” [when I wanted to say NO!]

We do not have to participate in EVERYTHING.  It is so easy to say yes and be a people-pleaser.  What happens?  We over-extend ourselves and live a life of chaos.  This is a distraction of the…

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