Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously

Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously

by Kelly Balarie
Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously

Battle Ready: Train Your Mind to Conquer Challenges, Defeat Doubt, and Live Victoriously

by Kelly Balarie


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Too often we fail to prepare for our battles. So when challenges, troubles, or opportunities arise, we rapidly become burdened with limiting thoughts of self-doubt, fear, impossibility, and lack. But it doesn't have to be this way. We can train our minds to conquer uncertainty, beat insecurity, and step past the tragedies of yesterday.

Battle Ready is a hands-on scriptural plan that teaches you twelve easy-to-implement, confidence-building mind-sets designed to transform your thoughts and, therefore, your life. You'll gain practical wisdom, like how to

· make new habits stick in just five steps
· disarm the seven most common attacks that plague women
· exchange self-limiting thoughts for purpose-driven, love-releasing thoughts
· implement thirty-second mind-lifters that deliver peace
· create boundaries so you live life full of what matters

You can live victoriously.

"The best time to be strengthened against the Enemy's tactics of doubt, disappointment, and devastation is before he makes his first move toward us. We all desperately need the biblical guidance and preparation found in Battle Ready!"—Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

"The most difficult fights we will face in this life will not be on the outside; they will be within our own hearts and minds. As someone who has struggled with depression and anxiety throughout my life, I know this firsthand. Battle Ready will help encourage, empower, and equip you to live in true victory."—Holley Gerth, bestselling author of Fiercehearted

"Battle Ready will equip and empower you, teaching you where to park your mind during difficult times. Its practical advice and pen-to-paper reflection sections, coupled with the truths of Scripture sprinkled throughout, will enable you to avoid defeat and discouragement and walk confidently in faith instead. Highly recommended."—Karen Ehman, national speaker, New York Times bestselling author of Keep It Shut: What to Say, How to Say It and When to Say Nothing at All

"Battle Ready is a field manual for the mind. If you desire to think more like Christ, its truths, stories, personal applications, and discoveries will undoubtedly lead you to renewed places of peace, hope, and life."—Elisa Morgan, speaker and author of The Beauty of Broken

"Relational, emotional, and physical trials often hit one hundred miles an hour, making us feel defenseless and powerless. This no longer has to be the case. Battle Ready, an exploratory, hands-on book, provides dozens of mind-renewing truths, hope-building exercises, and habit-changing techniques to help you endure the worst of times, with Jesus, as if it was the best of times."—Shannon Ethridge, MA, life/relationship coach and bestselling author of Every Woman's Battle series

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801019357
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 412,702
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kelly Balarie is the author of Fear Fighting and 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. Balarie is a featured blogger at and, and her work has been featured by Relevant, (in), and Today's Christian Woman. She lives with her husband and two small children near the sun-soaked shores of the East Coast.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Dear Reader: Yes, God Can 17

Tips for Using This Book 19

Warrior Mind-Set One 23

There Is a Way, You Just Have to Choose To See It


Bad Mind-Sets Breed Bad Mind-Sets

What God Plants, He'll Grow

The Most Important Thing We Always Forget

If You're Lost, This Will Help Get You Found


Warrior Mind-Set Two 41

Your Identity Isn't Who You Think You Are, It's Who He Says You Are


Why Your Camera Roll Tells the Whole Story

Good Lessons from a Desperate

Dying Dog, You Can't Easily Win the Game If You Run Tail between Your Legs from the Ball

Beware, of the Snares That Snatch Your True Identity

Warrior Mind-Set Three 63

She Who Walks with an Open, Receptive Heart Finds It Filled by God


Want to See God?

Ten-Second Techniques to Leverage the Power of Your Mini-Mind

Get Your Heart-Health Checkup

Ten Proven Strategies to Cultivate a Big Heart

What's So Great about Big Open Hearts

Intermission 1 A Minding Grace Note

Warrior Mind-Set Four 95

The Difference between Complacency and Victory Is Action


The Awe-Inspiring Art of Just Do It

Six Beliefs That Compound Complacency

Why Starting Something Doesn't Make You as Stupid as You Feel

Ten Quick Ways to Form Long-Lasting New Habits

Miss This and You'll Miss It All

Warrior Mind-Set Five 115

It's Not about. How Low You Go for God as Much as It Is How Near to His Embrace You Stay


A Modern-Day Woman's Epidemic: Slapping the Hand of God

The True Reason You Always Feel Left Out

The Either-Or Decisions That'll Bless or Distress You

Three Ways to Align Your Mind with Christ's

Why Love Ricochets and Always Hits You Back

Warrior Mind-Set Six 139

It's Not What Your Eyes See, but What the Eyes of Your Heart See, That Lets You See Everything


Six Self-Reflection Questions That Bring Clarity

Why Bad Eyesight Perpetuates Horrible Feelings

How to Start Seeing from Jesus's Angle

Lessons and Keys You Can Daily Hold and Leverage

Thirty-Second Practices That Deliver Peace

Intermission 2 A Minding Grace Note

Warrior Mind-Set Seven 165

Success Is as Simple as Letting God Help You Back Up, Again and Again

(Bounce-Back Ability)

Thoughts That Make You Hit Rock Bottom

Your CliffsNotes Version of Life

Resilient People Remember These Ten Secrets of Resiliency

Foundational Truths That Always Put You Back on Safe Ground

Warrior Mind-Set Eight 181

Throw the Junk Away to Find the Gem


The Constant Battle You Fear You'll Never Win

Self-Assessment: Learn Why You Struggle to Follow Jesus

What Looks Stupid to the World May Look Brilliant to God

A List of Ten Things You Need to Stop Doing ASAP

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Warrior Mind-Set Nine 203

The One with Her Eye on the Prize Goes Home with the Trophy


What I Was Missing (and You Might Be Too)

Practical and Radical Heart Change Srarts with This

The Most Important Thing We're Almost Always Forgetting

Five Renewing Thoughts

Two "If" Statements to Remember

Intermission 3 A Minding Grace Note

Warrior Mind-Set Ten 219

Say "God Can, and I Will Rest in That"


One Way or the Other Thinking: Move Forward or Step Back

Ten Reasons Forward Thinking Is Mind-Altering

The Five-Point Mind-Renew

Warrior Mind-Set Eleven 243

She Who Realizes She Has Nothing to Lose Understands She Has Everything to Gain


What Matters Is What's in Your Hand

Seven Vulnerabilities the Enemy Consistently Attacks (F.I.G.H.T.E.R.)

The 3L Battle Plan

Warrior Mind-Set Twelve 259

It's Not about What You Can or Can't Do, It's Only about What He Can Do-through You


Imagine If …

Lies! Lies! Lies! Five Lies We Need to Stop Believing

Why It's Okay If You Feel You're Cracking along the Way

Faith, Meet My Friend, ____

Last Things Last

Tying Up Loose Ends 275

Acknowledgments 277

Notes 279

About the Author 283

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