[continued: offense or defense]
Earlier today I have asked a question based on an overheard conversation.
Thanks for the feedback y’all 🙂 You guys brought up some good points.
I was thinking about what to write and besides the Ephesians 6, something else came to mind.
The world always calls for offense. Push harder! Study better! Learn more, do more, attack, grasp, snatch, more, harder, stronger! I have even heard a sermon once (granted, I was watching a Christian TV channel for the fun of it… That’s what I do when I am really bored and there’s nothing else on TV) that talked about “The world would not give anything to you, so you have to grab whatever you want.” It was one of those “Prosperity Theology” sermons which I cannot stand.
Put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.
Resist the enemy… NOT attack the enemy. Resist him.
They can’t beat you if they can’t score on you.
That sure is true. Very often I heard Christians being accused of being meek and weak. Maybe we are weak, but we got God’s power in us that shows best in our worst weaknesses, and if we got His power, then who can be against us?
All I am saying… I guess I often view myself as not initiative enough, but I think I’d rather get my defense figured out and then worry about the offense. I was thinking of my job and how it found me instead of me looking for it… I am not a person who would be the next John the Baptist, a voice crying in the desert. To be honest, I don’t want to be… Is that okay? I don’t like offense, I am better with defense.
(Hmm… just realized… when we were playing table soccer with people from the youth group or real soccer with kiddos from the orphanage, I always was the defense… Just a silly coincidence? Or the fact that I am a protector instead of a attacker? Dunno.)
Thoughts / Comments / Questions?