Episode Summary:

In this episode, we talk to author Kelly Balarie about how to train your mind to conquer challenges, defeat doubt, and live victoriously in a world where we have a very real enemy and we must always be battle ready. We use spiritual warfare to win the battle against our enemy.


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Quotables from the Episode:

“A simple girl who loves Jesus and who is just fighting on her own to figure out all of this with God and to learn these battle lessons.’

“We know God is the one who validates us.”

“Our thoughts are everything. Our thoughts really are our life. If our thoughts go off kilter, our life goes off kilter which is what I was experiencing.”

‘We are all in a fight to receive God’s best for ourselves.”

“It’s easy to make an idol out of an outcome.”

“I don’t need an outcome to define who I am. I’m fully loved, I’m adored, I’m chosen, God is with me, God is using me.”

“You have to go into the discovery with God. He wants to unveil to you who you really are. And so that’s the joy, that’s really what our joy is.”

“I’ve got to find out the strategies, and the weapons and the tools and the insights and the wisdom and the new thoughts so that rather than letting myself be hit by the enemy all the time, and just sucker punched behind my house, I’m going to learn how to respond on offense rather defense, proactively rather than reactively and with my every emotion.”

“It’s not impossible to live victoriously, we can do it. It’s a fight but God equips us with peace to do it.”

“I need to adjust my game a little and so this book helps us all to get into the right game so that we can really live victoriously.”

“I am at peace; I am not anxious; I am strong; I am believing what I never have before, and this is real.”

“We get our mind in line with Jesus; we become Battle Ready.”

“The truth is all the power belongs to God and all the grace is His so He loves us when we do and He loves us when we don’t. right. And humility is not what we do for God or how much we give to others, yea, like that might be a by-product of humility but true humility is saying, I love you so much Jesus, I love you so much God, I want to be with you and receive from you.”

“Let’s focus on what matters. Let’s get after the real depths of what brings contentment to our hearts.”

“It’s time now, ladies, for us to rise up like we never have before. You know what, it’s time, it’s time for us to believe for who God says we are; it’s time for us to love like we never have; it’s time for us to know how much God loves us.”


Scripture References:

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:5)

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)


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Guest: Kelly Balarie, Author

Kelly Balarie, Author of Battle Ready and Fear Fighting, speakerKelly is a passionate national speaker who has spent nearly ten years leading groups of women in spiritual growth, marriage building, and general Bible studies across the nation. Kelly’s faith was built as she battled through a debilitating eating disorder, depression, multiple sclerosis testing and concerns, company failures, family deaths, job losses, and times without income or money. Kelly is a fighter, an intercessor and a believer that God’s truth really does change lives. She loves encouraging other women who need a fresh drink of God’s grace and restoration.



Kelly Balarie and I talk about how to train your mind to conquer challenges, defeat doubt, and live victoriously in a world where we have a very real enemy and we must always be battle ready. We use spiritual warfare to win the battle against our enemy. When we get our mind in line with Jesus, we become Battle Ready.


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