E8: Dealing with Fear

 have recently been aware of a spiritual battle going on. The battle is whether or not as a woman, I should have a voice in this world. Now, I know I have a voice, and there is no way I will ever believe otherwise. However, I kept feeling like I was hearing things in my head; things like, “Get back in your place”, “What do you have to say anyway?”, “You’re just a mom”.

I have to tell you that I believe that there is something that wants to keep women subdued. While I was just trying to ignore this voice, it just kept getting stronger… and then fear came with it. Fear of failure. Fear of the unknown. That voice is a bully, a big fat bully spirit that tries to torment me. I hate bullies, I really do.

There is only one way to deal with a bully spirit like fear. Instead of running from it, or ignoring it, you turn on it and push back! How? With your words! I began to declare that I have a God given right to a voice. I have a right to it because I am a child of the Most High God. I have an identity with Christ. I have gifts and talents that God has given me and they serve a purpose. That purpose is to be a voice in this world, a voice that declares the glory of God!

You have an identity. It’s not your past, it’s not what others think or say about you. Your identity, your heritage, who you are and who you will be, is in the blood of Jesus and the love of God. Your giftings (you do have them) your talent, and your personality is a part of your voice… and you have a right to that voice because you are a child of God.