Identity Theft

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Today women reside in more and more isolation, and some of this may be self-imposed because of fear caused by abandonment, shame, and rejection. I get angry as I hear the stories of men, husbands, and ex-spouses who continue to abuse women with their words, criticisms, money, manipulations, and fists.

Women live in fear because their worlds are so uncertain.  They fear what people think, what they are going to say, and they fear being attacked with criticism or fists.  They are angry at the injustice and have tried to take matters in their own hands, only to fail.

 They say they have been abused as children by adults who were supposed to keep them safe.  They are angry and have done foolish things in response to life’s pain.  They have not made good and wise choices in relationships and are now divorced, abandoned, struggling to make a dollar stretch, and raise their children.

 Too many women allow their life circumstances to steal their power and identity in Christ, and it is time to stop getting robbed – no more identity theft.  As a biblical counselor, I know God’s Word has answers to all of life’s issues and I want to offer hope, give answers, and help women move forward.  They don’t have to be fearful and angry; they don’t have to be victims.  They can have victory in Christ; they can fight back with grace and not allow anyone to steal their victory.  They can fight against all “identity in Christ” theft.

 God gives them tools to fight for victory.  They are His beloved, chosen, forgiven, redeemed, and empowered ones.  As His chosen, they can war with His grace.  God’s Word and His Spirit give them everything they need to live in victory. God has answers to the fear and wants fearful women to war with His weapons of grace.

 The world is full of hurt, and at times that hurt is going to fall on them. God has surprising and very special answers to the pain.  They can find strength and contentment in Him as they cling to Him.

 “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.  God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

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