Week #1 – How to turn your ‘meow’ into a ROAR!
You’ve had it in your back for a while, maybe even years.
As the effects of the sedative begin to wear off, you look around at your surroundings. As your blurred vision starts to focus you realize that the small object lying on the ground next to you is indeed a tranquilizer dart…
You feel your neck. The leather collar that was attached to a heavy chain has been removed.
You feel the grass under your feet and hear the breeze blowing through the trees.
You feel the sense of freedom that you have longed for.
But you’re scared.
You don’t know how to behave in this new environment; you’re not sure what to do. You’re used to playing the pussycat, hiding behind ‘fine’ and ‘good,’ playing by the rules.
Driven by the fear of rejection, which turned you into a people pleaser. You have laboured long and hard to tame your roar into a meow just so you could fit in.
You wonder if you really belong here, in this place.
Maybe you have stumbled across my blog page by accident as you browse the Internet, or you may have been following me for a while (thanks.)
Either way God has orchestrated our time together, and I’m glad that you’re here.
Because I need you to know something.
The enemy of your soul does not play fair. For years he has made sure that you have been held captive and sedated so you never become awakened to your true identity.
It says in John 10:10 that, ‘A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy.’
That’s what Satan is. A thief.
He has stolen your confidence, courage and boldness from you.
But it’s the next part of John 10:10 that gets me excited!
‘I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.’
The ‘I’ is Jesus and He is the one who has pulled that tranquilizer dart out of you, took the restricting collar from around your neck, placed you in an environment where you can awaken the tiger within you and told you there is a better life waiting for you, more than you’ve ever dreamed of!
The enemy of your soul has sedated you for a long time; do you really think he will let you go so easily?
Deep in the thick scrub he waits and watches you.
Now that his deception has been uncovered he will try to intimidate you and render you weak and defenceless my friend.
But his tactics won’t work as well as they used to because you are no longer known as He – Man’s pet green tiger, Cringer. The magic sword is pointing in your direction awakened one, and now your name is Battle Cat! (sassy finger snap.)
Do you know how tigers communicate? They ROAR!
This is your warning signal to let Satan know that you are taking back the confidence, courage and boldness that he stole from you.
You are now an armour wearing Battle Cat! (Hoorah!)
Well thanks little miss smarty-pants, but how do I actually use this armour of God?
Glad you asked.
We will be going through each piece of armour over the next couple of weeks.
But FIRST you need to know who your REAL enemy is and how he operates because you don’t want to waste precious time roaring at the wrong enemy!
Has this post helped awaken the tiger within you?