Mama... are you FEARFUL? SOUL-TIRED? From COVID, to politics, to race wars, to homeschool to distance learning to the rabbit holes (if you don't know what I mean, you'll know soon enough).
Are you facing worldly fears and uncovering truths that seem downright EVIL? Me too, sister. Me too. 2020 has been a year for the books... and by that, I mean YO' BIBLE.
I believe that we are on the brink of a revival. A war of good vs. evil. I see God calling out his army of Kindom warriors and pouring TRUTH into us so that we can see through the deception happening ALL AROUND US.
And to be honest... truth? It's debilitating. Opening up to it is overwhelming. It brings on a number of emotions that don't feel GOOD. From FEAR to ANGER to ABANDONMENT. Truth-seeking is scary. But the good news is that through the truth we get closer to Jesus. Seeing the world for what it is -- FALLEN. THIS is how we stand firm in GOODNESS and show up for what's right.
Ephesians 6:10-18 "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness..."
If you are suiting up in the armor of God and picking to FIGHT FOR GOOD with me, we first have to rebuke FEAR. Satan wants us to cower in fear. He wants us to isolate and keep quiet. He wants us to overthink and hide. Not today Satan. We see through your glass tower of lies.
This journey we are embarking on isn't for the faint of heart... but if you're ready to lace up and sprint for change, now's your chance. Sisters... unite with me in this moment to call out to Christ to fill our hearts, minds, and lives with HIS PEACE. So that we are equipped to face the darkness.
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FULL EPISODE TRANSCRIPTION:
Hey friends. Welcome to today's episode of The Mompreneur Mastermind Show. I'm so excited to bring you today's episode where we are talking about rebuking, a spirit of fear. I don't know how many of you are a little bit on the edge right now with everything that's going on in the world. 2020 has been the year, eight year for the books, right? Like what else could possibly happen? We need to knock on some wood, but actually we need to get into our Bibles and get on our knees. But I'm here to tell you the good news about 2020. I want to tell you the good news about what God has promised us. And I want to reveal the truth to you about fear so that you don't have to feel this way anymore. This going to be good. Let's go!
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Okay. Let's just talk about fear for a minute. We 20, 20 man, first we start and we've what did, what happened first? Did we? We had a COVID first, right? So here we go. We've got COVID schools shut down in at the, at the end of March. Okay. Then we have the race riots that are still kind of going down in some places. We've got all of that. Then we have people who are forced not to work. They're being laid off. Then we have the political craziness going on and you've got two very divided sides right now. More than ever, people are pointing fingers. They are fighting. They are just creating these crazy narratives and all of its political we've discovered that the news is just sensationalized entertainment, that most of it is built on lies. So many things have been revealed to us this year.
We've learned that most things are hidden from the mainstream media. Anything positive is definitely hidden from the mainstream media. Why? Because it doesn't get reviews. It does not get search results. That's why we see a couple of things over and over and over again on the mainstream news. We see, sorry, my kids just walked in and we see Donald Trump. We see Biden, wheezy COVID and we see race Wars. That's about it. Right? So the point of me sharing that with you guys, this is my life, you guys trying to record a podcast for y'all and my kids are like little ducklings. They're like DTTT where'd she go? DVT, DB precious, precious the precious children of God. Amen. Okay. So back to what I was saying, the fear is real because we are seeing so much truth revealed. It becomes completely overwhelming. Let me get back to some other things that have been revealed to us.
What have we learned about what is happening behind the scenes? And here's, here's the situation guys, like everything that we are faced with, we've been, we we've been deceive for so long, right? Like we, we didn't know what we didn't know. And so to learn all of these things and for all of these things to come to light, it's overbearing, it's overwhelming. It seems like could this really be happening? Right? And then we learned that there's so much evil here in the world that sex trafficking and, and all the things happening with the pedophile community and them trying to normalize this as a behavior, as a mental disability and literally in, in Greece, they've already done that. Like what kind of world are we living in? Where that is being normalized as an identity, something is wrong with this picture. And then the rabbit hole emerges.
Right. Guys, how many of you have seen out of shadows? And then you went and watched follow the cabal. And then you got into the Reddit blogs, and you went down the rabbit hole and you emerge from the rabbit hole wide-eyed and scared. And what did you do? Probably something like me. You decided that you were going to homestead, homeschool and hide. Yes. I was going to pull my kids out of school, hide from the world, delete social media, completely try to grow a garden. Who am I kidding? I cannot keep succulents alive to save my life, let alone, let alone grow a garden. But you know, you girls got goals. I was going through that, like through it, like fear, like deep in my Bible, praying every hour. And the funny thing was, I kept praying for God to reveal the truth to me.
I was like, don't let me be deceived. Don't let me be tricked. I don't want to be deceived. And I was afraid, you know, we're the political leaders that I was voting for. Were they affected, you know, by the dark side was, were, you know, was COVID a scam? Are we in the end of times, is this the end of the world? Are we being tricked into getting something like the Mark of the beast? Like all of those things were going through my mind. And then I realized, okay, I'm literally demonizing everything right now. I'm demonizing every celebrity, every political leader, everything public school for indoctrination, like you guys, it just got really bad. And so I had to come back to this place and center myself in God and in Christ and in the word, and be really honest with myself about why I was afraid.
Why was I going down this rabbit hole? And I realized a couple of things, and I want to bring those to light for you guys today. Number one, discovering the truth is never easy. And there is a lot of truth to be discovered. We're going to go into the truth seeker series soon so that I can bring some amazing women on this podcast for you guys, so that you can hear their walk into truth and how they, how they were able to navigate that, how they were able to not get overwhelmed with fear and how they were able to keep fighting, because they are some of the most amazing kingdom soldiers for Jesus now. And for, for this, I hope I hope what's to come. Is this complete re revival, this cause there's, that's the word, this complete revival. And I think that they are. And I think that we have a choice right now to pick a side, you know, we can pick the good side or we can pick the dark side and we can pick to fight and we can pick the bright side. We can pick the dark side we can pick to hide. And so we have to really come to this place of, okay,
The world is broken. We know this, this is in the Bible. This is not something that should shock us. We live in a dark broken world. There is evil here. Again, the Bible tells us so, right, like as kids like the Bible, because the Bible tells you, so why are we so shocked? I think it's because we are afraid to seek truth because we don't want to feel fear because we don't want to be uncomfortable, but we have to get uncomfortable in order to be open to the full glory of God and to allowing ourselves to be the vessel. Right. So I decided, okay, I can either hide, which I almost did. You guys saw last week in Instagram stories, I was this close, like tiny bit. I was like two inches from completely deleting the app. And that's exactly what Satan wanted. He said, how many people can I get to cower in a spirit of fear so that they stop showing up.
They stop spreading light. They don't talk about truth. How many people can I persecute for sharing the truth about all the things we're sharing right now? You guys, every time we share a fact that the world doesn't want to see, we're going to be persecuted from it. Every time you stand up to someone else, who's speaking up for the world, something that's been normalized, you will be prosecuted. Get used to it. Like we were, we were not promised that when we fight for the truth, that it was going to be easy. So that's when it clicked. And I realized, no, I'm not going to hide that. I'm literally handing over the trophy to Satan. If I hide, if I get off the apps, if I stopped showing up as a truth seeker right now, he wins and not today. And also I am not living up to my full potential of who God called me to be.
If I just simply say, well, I'm a believer and he'll take care of me. And I wait for having to happen to me. And I hide. No, no, no. The way that I want to show up for my mission and my calling is to help other people see the way, bring people to Christ, show them the light, remove the fear so that they are not frozen and unsure because there's really only two choices. My friends, right? Stay silent, stay afraid, do things the world's way. Follow everyone in the world is following yet. Choose everything. That's been normalized. Even though if you look at the Bible, there's so many things that the world is normalizing, that is specifically and implicitly as evil and wrong, right. Or, or you choose God's way. The hard way we, we know we, we know from the Bible, right? The only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ and the Gates are narrow.
We know it. So we have a choice. Like, are we going to stand up and fight and keep showing up, even though we're going to be persecuted, even though it's going to feel scary, even though we're going to be sitting in fear, my answer's yes. I don't know about you, but I invite you to come with me. And that's why I'm recording this episode for you. Because if you're going to be a truth seeker and you're going to stand up against what's wrong right now in this world. And what's evil and I'm not talking about politics, I'm not talking about wear a mask. Don't wear a mask. All of that. You guys come out, come on, come on. Those are distractions. Wake up. Those are distractions. What is happening behind the scenes of the distractions are Satan's army are getting the us by the juggler.
They're gripping us in fear, hide, isolate. Don't talk to each other. Don't show up. They're using other tactics to try to indoctrinate us, try to mind control us. And, and here's what the, if you want to see the truth, just get in your Bible. Okay? I'm not going to tell you what to believe. I'm not going to tell you what rabbit holes to follow. It starts in your Bible. And with prayer, you first have to ask God to show you the truth in order for those things to be revealed to you. But if you're going to do that, put on the armor of God, because the fear is real right now. So let me give you some scripture. And then we'll say a prayer together to rebuke fear from your life, from your choices from your heart. First one second, Timothy, one seven for God has not given us a spirit of fear and timid Tivity, timid E timidity.
You say that, but of power, love, and self discipline. Did you hear those three things? So God did not give us a spirit of fear, but he gave us a spirit of power. We literally have the power of the Holy spirit within us each and every one of us, we are so powerful. And imagine if we all came together and we quit cowering in fear, and we started to fight for what's right. We started to open our mouth against the things that we are seeing against the truth that are being revealed to us. And we stopped just nodding. Yes, because we didn't want to get into it because we didn't want to be persecuted because we didn't know for sure if anybody would judge us for saying anything about this thing wrong. We are not here to please, man. We are here to please, God, am I right?
Are you here to please, man, if you are, I would really, really reconsider where your loyalties lie, because I don't know where we stand as a world. I don't know where we stand on the timeline of things, but here's what I do know. I am not going to worry about what man thinks of me. If I know that what I'm doing is pleasing. God, nothing else matters. Right? Nothing else matters. The second one is of love. And so we can think of it this way is what I'm seeing and doing in hate or in fear, or is it in love? How can I give, serve, solve, speak, ministry, speak truth. Pray with people right now. How can I forgive? Those are acts of love. And finally self-discipline and this one gets me because what do I want to do? I want to panic. I want to move.
I want to hide. I'm like, wait, can we move? Let's escape. But no, but God self discipline. How do I discipline my emotion? I bring it back to God. I've got to pray. I've got to get into scripture. I've got to analyze it. I've got to talk to some of my sisters in Christ to get some stability back in my emotion and remind myself that, that I won't be, I won't be held down. I won't be afraid. Right? So self discipline. And that includes disciplining your emotions and your choices right now. Okay? The next thing Philippians four, six, don't worry about anything instead. Pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank him for all that he has done. So some of you that may be feeling fear right now are struggling with a feeling of abandonment. Like how could God be letting these things happen?
How are all of these evil things being revealed? I just can't handle this. I'm just so afraid. I'm so angry. Look again. We are directly told not to worry, but to pray, basically give it to God because here's the thing. God makes good out of every single situation, including all of this. He promises us that the evils will be revealed. Everything will come to light so we can be excited as Christians. We can be excited about where we sit because we have a front row seat girls. Like we have a front row seat to the big reveal when all of the lies and the evil come crashing down. And we get to say that we stood together and we stayed strong and we get to thank him. Thank God for all that he has done, right? Because our, our time here is so fleeting and we're so hyper focused on what's happening in the world.
Are we the bigger picture? Are we missing that? Us staying strong, praying about everything, living in a spirit of power, love, and self discipline, and then thinking God, for all that he is doing behind the scenes that is going to prepare us to be fully, fully free and heaven and eternity forever. Like think of the bigger picture here. Okay, next Philippians four, seven. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything. We can understand his peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Jesus Christ. This one's big. This one's big. When we finally let go, go of fear of indecision. When we see the truth and walking down the road to truth, as you'll see in the true seeker series, it's scary. It's a lot to handle. Okay. But when we allow ourselves to go there and we allow ourselves to see the full picture of what's happening here on earth, the bad with the good, but then we have trust and we pray and we accept and we choose our choices carefully.
And we live in a Christ like fashion. We feel this Holy spirit, peace and I'll have my days, like I'll have my days where I'm freaking out. I just had a day like yesterday, but today I'm again, reminded like I've got this. Like you are sitting in this beautiful space. Peace. Like you are protected. You are, you are good. No matter what happens to you here, your salvation is secured. And I feel such peace in that promise. And also in this, in this verse, it says his peace will guard your hearts and minds. If you're tired of your mind going at a hundred miles a minute, if you're tired of indecision, if you're tired of freaking out and going off into the deep end and focusing on the darkness, then remember this promise. When you let go and hand it to Jesus Christ, he will guard your heart and your mind and fill it with peace.
What a beautiful promise, all the things that are happening in the world yet we're promised peace if we just give it back. So here's the, here's the takeaway. We control nothing. We control nothing, which is kind of sad because there's so many amazing people on this planet. Yet we control nothing. Why we live in a fallen world. We can't control what's on the news. We can't control. Watch which political leaders are running. We can't control who holds the billions and billions of dollars. We can't control what's happening maybe in, in the big picture scheme of things and in the storylines that are being fed down and just all the evils, we can't control that. But here's what we can do.
We can fight to save more souls, right? We can fight to save our own. We can be beacons of truth and light in this dark world. And we can continue to show up in a big way and pray. We can normalize prayer. We can normalize scripture. We can normalize asking questions when things don't feel or seem right. We can share good things on social media until they censor us because you better believe I'm going to share the truth until they delete me because I almost deleted myself. And I realized that that was a play from Satan. Not today, Satan, like your girl has the art of discernment. Thank you. So are you going to continue to bury your head in the sand and to be afraid and to live in fear and to hide and to isolate? And I'm not saying isolate as far as COVID what I'm saying, like isolating your heart and your mind and what you want to say to the world right now, or are you going to step out and step up out of your fear out of the fear, put your trust in God and really be led in a big way to be strengthened because Isaiah 41 10 do not be afraid for.
I am with you, do not be discouraged for, I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. We are promised salvation. When we simply ask, when we simply walk with Christ, we don't need to be afraid. We don't need to be afraid. Okay? We are here for it. We're here to be enlightened by God's way. We are also here to see truth in the world's way. And to see that deception might be all around us, but because we have the wisdom of the Holy spirit, we don't get to be, we get to choose to not be deceived. It's that easy friends it's that easy. So let's just rebuke fear out of our lives. Let's rebuke it out of our homes, out of our choices, over what we're going to do with our kids this year and make the choice to be intentional about living in God's favor, living with the spirit and the fruit of Jesus.
Okay? Let's let's close our eyes unless you're driving. Don't close your eyes. Who drives anymore? We're in COVID right. Y'all at home in your PJ's right now, Lord God, I lift up every single person listening to this podcast right now, I pray that you rebuke the fear from our hearts and our minds and our homes in Jesus name. I pray that by the blood of Jesus, we are fueled with belief and encouragement and what is right with discernment and truth more now than ever before. And that we are filled with courageous, your courageous Holy spirit. So we can speak out, speak out on the things that we know to be truth that we can point at the, that we know are lies and evil so that the world can see. I pray that we come together as kingdom soldiers for you right now, I pray that you bring us together in this spirit, in this closeness, in this trust that we can work together to continue to fight for your good, that you keep us from hiding and that you push us forward into the world so that we can spread our light so that we can be the seed so that we can be the fruit of Jesus Christ and have your message here on earth.
Because I know that if whoever is listening to this podcast right now is here on purpose that you've given them something to share with the world and that we will not be silent. We will not be silent. And so that you just pour into us that belief, the courage, the heart to show up for you, regardless of the war of what the world says, that you give us strength to pursue through persecution and that you just give us every single thing that we need to be safe. That there's a hedge of protection around all of us right now, more than ever before. And we ask you to give us peace as promised in the Bible Lord, as you promised us, give us peace in our hearts, over our thoughts and in our lives and our marriages and our relationships and with our children. We love you. We have ultimate trust in your greater plan right now, and we love whatever you were doing behind the scenes. We trust you. We love you with faith in your plan, above our own in Jesus name. Amen. I'll see you guys here back real soon as we dig into the truth seeker series.
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