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Your Hope-Filled Perspective with Dr. Michelle Bengtson podcast

Sep 30, 2021

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.

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:

  • 2 Corinthians 10:5 “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.”
  • Isaiah 41:10 “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.” 

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To connect with Kelly Balarie:

Website / Facebook / Twitter

For more hope, stay connected with Dr. Bengtson at:

Order Book Breaking Anxiety’s Grip / Order Book Hope Prevails  /  Website  /  Blog  /  Facebook / Twitter (@DrMBengtson)  /  LinkedIn  /  Instagram Pinterest / YouTube


Kelly Balarie is a speaker, blogger, and author of the books Fear Fighting, Battle Ready, and Rest Now. She comes alongside women to help them live wholeheartedly, rather than in uncertainty, fear, and doubt. When Kelly is not writing, she is chilling at the beach with her husband, a latte, and two young children who rightfully demand she build them awesome sandcastles.

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson