5 Statements Challenging the Narrative She Believes

Ladies, what if I told you you could change your life by changing what you believe?

Would you say, “That’s impossible. I’m a woman held captive by other people’s opinions of me and the limitations they put on me. I’m stuck until they change their minds.”

And believing that lie explains the predicament we’ve found ourselves in for thousands of years. But I’m not buying it.

She believes, and what she believes changes her life.

Woman at the Well

One day there was a woman at a well getting water at high noon because the women she hoped to avoid got their water early in the morning. These women put her in a box. They labeled her scandalous because of her “extensive” history with men in town, not to mention the latest guy she was shacking up with. Putting up with the side eyes and the whispers wasn’t worth it anymore.

Believing their rejection made her a reject she lived in avoidance mode.

That’s until a certain Man met her at the well, at the same time she sought to be alone. He wasn’t from around there, but speaking the truth in love, He made it clear He knew everything about her.

By the time they finished chatting she knew the truth about Him and herself…and the truth changed her life.

How Truth Changed Her Life

She ran back to those same people who thought they had her pegged and boldly told them about this God-man, Jesus. Hearing what she believed about Him and seeing the impact of what she believed about herself made them reconsider her.

The whole town look beyond her past, listened to her testimony, and many followed Jesus.

Truth is Power

So don’t tell me you’re a victim boxed in by people’s opinions and life’s circumstances. When you know the Truth, the Truth crushes that box and sets you free. I invite you to pay attention to what you believe and hold it up against Truth.

Here’s what’s true about every woman. She bases what she does on what she believes, so what she believes can change her life! Check out these 5 transformational statements overcoming women believe …

 

5 statements addressing the negative narratives women believe, because what she believes about Jesus, herself and her circumstances changes her life.


Vanessa A. Harris, author of DADDY's Girl Forever and its devotional.VANESSA A. HARRIS is a blogger, designer of inspirational t-shirts, and the author of DADDY’s Girl Forever and its devotional.  She’s a physician turned stay at home mom, who’s never lost her NY wit.  She needs it for the three inventive children she raises with her husband in Texas.

Divine Protection

In this day and time when human life is increasingly devalued and the wickedness of mankind’s hearts grow likewise, I am thankful more now than ever for the promise of protection.  The psalmist’s confession that the Lord is his refuge and fortress, his God in whom he trusts (Psalm 91:2) is my declaration as well.  I’ve taken to praying it over each member of my family, the males in particular.

I’m also reminded to put no confidence in the flesh (Philippians 3:3) that means in no individual, including ourselves, or systems created by people.  Who should we fully trust in, even for protection?  Jesus Christ.  Psalm 121 is another of my favorites.  I’ve shared it with my kids often, usually when they spoke of seeing monsters in their room at night. This psalm reassures us the Lord is always watching us with a protective eye.  He’s not off in the distance observing us.  He actively guards us, day and night in our comings and goings; protecting us from evil.

If you are reading this and have not received the gift of salvation and abundant life in the Lord Jesus Christ (whose birth is the real reason for Christmas), would you receive Him now?  He made it as “easy” as believing in your heart and saying with your mouth that Jesus paid your debt with His life and you trust Him to lead yours (John 3:16, Romans 10:8-11, Ephesians 2:8, Hebrews 10:10, 12).  He loves you more than anyone you know and He went “all in” to prove it.  He is the gift who “keeps on giving” and NO ONE who puts their trust in Him will ever be put to shame!