Created to Conquer (C2C) is a division of Touch of Fire Ministries created and inspired by Brigit Bogard, co-founder of TOFM.
C2C has ways to help you:
- The first, C2C helps women come to grips with how practical and helpful God wants to be in their lives…He’s good, and he’s got an amazing sense of humor! He’s got all the answers we’ll ever need, because He literally knows us from the inside out. He’s not stodgy, and formal…He’s relevant and right now!
- Next, C2C is a great resource for women who need to overcome anxious thoughts and feelings. It is a helpful resource for any woman who deals with things like:
*obsessive/compulsive disorder (OCD)
*Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
*Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
*or any thinking that causes emotional pain!
Before going on, it’s only fair to say that Brigit is not a therapist or doctor of any kind. Regardless, she is a woman who’s experienced firsthand how hard it is to live with severe anxiety, insomnia, and excessive worry. She knows what it’s like to have a panic attack, and when you talk with a doctor or therapist who’s never experienced that, there can be a disconnect. A person struggling with the things listed above needs a little bit of personal touch…Brigit’s advice is practical and biblical, and by listening and applying what she teaches, you can see solid change in your life!
Read this message from Brigit…
“As a woman in her forties, I’ve learned through my friendships and knowing a lot of people that most women have fear they put up with all the time. For some, it doesn’t hurt their life too much…but for others, it keeps them from living."
Oral Roberts said one time, “No fear is a SMALL fear, when it’s YOUR fear.
No fear is a healthy one…and it’s time to change.
The name, Created to Conquer (C2C), was given to Brigit about 20 years ago when she was living in Indiana. Brigit was outside weeding in the garden…she had just been through a hard winter, and it was tough because of the anxiety and panic attacks she regularly faced during the winter months. Things were finally starting to lift, and she was enjoying her time outside while her oldest son (a baby then) was inside taking a nap. Suddenly, Brigit heard the soft voice of the Holy Spirit as he said…”Brigit, you were created to conquer…you’re a strong person…one day, you’ll help others going through the same thing.”
To be honest, at that time she still felt so weak, and didn’t feel good for very much. She thought to herself, “If I’m so strong, why have I been in such a mess year after year?" She blamed herself for where she was at. Even though it would be years before Brigit really got control, she held onto that moment and knew God still had big plans for her life…she knew somehow she would overcome it all.
Read a little about what Brigit’s life was like:
I’ll never forget the day I was in my kitchen sorting laundry. I was having really bad anxiety, and the only thing I’d been able to do for months was just keep moving forward, doing my jobs at home. I was standing over the washer, and all kinds of fear thoughts were just dancing through my mind…I was so tense that I was having muscle cramps, headaches, severe pain in my lower back, and had no appetite at all.
At that point, I didn’t know how to stop the thoughts overtaking my mind. I had made a bad habit of just letting my mind think about whatever popped into it, and at that time, it was ravaged with fears and phobias of different kinds because I didn’t know I had power to stop it. At that point, I didn’t understand that the choice was mine.\
Well, as I was standing over the washer, I heard a voice start talking to me - it wasn’t a voice I could hear with my ears, but was a quiet voice coming from the inside of me…I knew it was God, the Holy Spirit. I knew it because the voice was encouraging me just as fast as He could…saying all kinds of things to me about being strong, being full of courage, and never giving up. He told me it was going to be a journey, but that he would untangle the knots in my mind and lead me out. I hadn’t even given voice to some of the weird thoughts I was having, and He answered them even though I hadn’t explained them out loud to anyone. He was telling me verses from the Bible that answered, or quenched, all the accusations and put downs going through my mind. When I realized what was happening, I knew it was the voice of my God in a way I hadn’t known before…he was talking with me, saying really practical things. And that was just the beginning…”