<<self-confident, forceful>>

Assertive people stand up for themselves or others in a calm and positive way without aggression. Meanwhile passive folk can easily be used and abused. We all need to exercise wisdom and self-control in communicating and interacting with others.

As believers, we are to know our authority in Christ, and take our stand against Satan who tries to keep redeemed humanity ignorant of our rights and position as children of God. The blood of Christ deals with the sin which once blocked the path, so now we can confidently and boldly approach the throne of grace (Heb 4:16) and go into the world as Christ’s representatives, entrusted to enforce His

Through Christ stand your             ground against Satan

rule in our lives and the lives of those around us.

See also: abuse, authority, communication.

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