Know Your Designer’s Brand

By: Jackie Warner

The ups and downs of physical health and wellness definitely form a roller coaster for me. I recently started back walking to help with my physical and mental wellbeing. One day at a time, I am telling myself.

I already had some walking shoes from the time before when I started back walking last year, so no need to purchase any new ones. Over the last few months, I have started hearing the screams from my feet saying, “No more. It is time for some new shoes!”  If you know me, I am always looking for a deal, so off to the clearance racks I go to build out my fitness wardrobe. Pretty smart, right? When you are on a budget, especially with our world today, it is important to find the good deals. New shoes are ready! I was happy with my purchase as it did not break the bank for my workout armor to tackle the treadmill and elliptical, so I think.

What about the armor we put on to tackle and defend ourselves daily? You know it is what we choose to wear each day – do we find it on the clearance rack or are we intentional about ensuring it is our Designer’s brand? As a vessel for Christ, do we pour into ourselves the ingredients to stand strong in God’s required armor – the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the shoes of the Gospel of peace, the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit?

We will not find any elements of this armor on the clearance racks or in the deal bins. They only come from our chosen walk with Christ, endurance, and desire to read, understand, and live God’s Word. The cost is priceless for your originally designed wardrobe, which will allow you to stand against the wiles of the devil.

Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil./For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places./Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand./Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;/And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;/Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked./And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Ephesians 6:11-17

Know your Designer’s brand before you add to your cart:

Truth – What does God say about the matter – in His Word, the Bible? This is where our truth comes from. It provides us with strength for our core so as not to buckle under pressure.

And then Righteousness – It involves us doing what is right- our truth lived out daily…..

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By:  Jackie Warner
Career Development Facilitator
“Impact, Engage, Grow” Community Matters