What does it mean to really be "under attack" by an enemy that is unknown? When you follow God's calling on your life, you work diligently to listen to His voice, to heed His warnings and be consistent in trying to seek wisdom. There are many sources for wisdom when you find your self being "hit by the attacks of the enemy". Hopefully, this blog will give you some insights of where to go, when it "comes your way".
SEEK GODS WORD
There is not a greater book, than the book of the ages, the Bible. So many people today denounce the scripture and say it is "old words telling old stories", but I have personally found it to be the opposite. Jesus himself was the greatest advocate of Human Rights of any one who has ever walked this earth. He was a revolutionary but he did not change the world with violence, but instead with love.
Inside the truths of God's word, you will find the best book of business, the ultimate book of romance and you will begin to understand the power of God's hope and belief in YOU. What we see are the enormous number of true promises to come when you are under attack, giving you a hope and a future.
TALK TO GREAT COUNSELORS
People have a way of being great instruments for truth and if you seek out great "counselors" you will find they are often a voice for righteousness. Counselors help you to not react to the enemy, but to learn to love them above all else. They also provide encouragement when you are discouraged. You can always know the difference between the counselors who are "Job's friends" verses those who truly love you through difficult times.
Pastors, friends, family members, professionals, colleagues, psychologists and more can be in the "zone" of where you live to help you see from a "third party", a different perspective of every conflict, other than your own.
PUT ON THE "OFFENSIVE" ARMOR
Ephesians 6 is so key and when you put on the armor of God, remember you have TWO offensive weapons. There is the sword of the spirit which is God's word which is sharper than any two edged sword, but there is another offensive weapon which people forget about, it's prayer.
When the arrows fly and they will come, remember to put on the offensive weapon of prayer and speak out loud against the enemy in your prayer closet. This is a radical teaching which carries great result if practiced with authenticity.
DON'T FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE
Counter to popular belief in politics and among highly skilled debaters, fighting "fire with fire" is akin to living a life an "eye for an eye" and this Old Testament theology is antiquated and extremely unflattering. Words mean things and if someone is wanting to "fight" with words against you, don't feel the need to react and respond in negativity. This requires great discipline.
When I was a child, my fifth grade teacher Mrs. Leyerle had placed a construction paper cut out "frog" on the corner of our desks. It said, "Look before you leap". This simple elementary lesson about behavior is often forgotten in my own life and it's a shame. It's not right for me to blame it on my Scotch Irish ancestors, because I have to own my own shortcomings.
CONSIDER THE WORLD FROM ANOTHER VIEW, THAN YOUR OWN
Wow, I am so not good at this practice. When you have a "queen bee" syndrome that you developed after watching your mother specialize in this ritual, you might have a long way to go, just like me. This is a dangerous way to view the world, through your own myopia, but you can't allow the enemy to seduce you into a fire fight. Sometimes, our nature takes over, which is why we must think of how what we say impacts others and see the world outside of our skin.
PRAYER REQUEST - V300
This week I am going to face an enormous enemy I have never met. In doing so, would you do me a favor and please pray for me that I am able to see past the "now" and realize I am not warring against flesh and blood. Help me to be the man of God I am called to be, in the face of an enemy. Help me pray for my enemy and love them even more. My war is against a principality that is so much bigger, it requires even heaven's court of grace. I am asking the V300 to step up and intercede for VERITAS and in doing so, I will give you all full report in next month's update.
You have no idea how much you mean to our team when you pray. So many amazing stories are in the wings, from www.morethanchampions.net to ellenslight.com and more. We must never give up and keep believing and I know, God will help us see through every challenge ahead of us.
I love you all,
Kevin McAfee is a film maker who writes for the purpose of inspiring others to make a difference in the world through faith in God using the visual language of film. His blog is shared in hopes of impacting culture, but his heart is in media missions and the church.