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Friday, February 15, 2008

Under Attack

Have you ever felt under attack? I am sure most of us have. How do we handle it, what do we do.
First find a safe place, Just like a football team sometimes needs to take a time out. Step back away from the battle, reassess what is happening. Many times when attack comes, it is because we have allowed ourselves to be lured into enemy territory. There are several ways to win a battle. Eisenhower said a army moves on its stomach, meaning if the food line is cut, the army will die. There are many things that can be done without direct confrontation.
The first thing we would need to know is why the attack, what is the motive. If motive can be established, than a plan can be developed. There are some attacks that are just evil, I have found when my character is under attack, I just need to remain quiet, the lord will take care of that, it is amazing how many times that a difference of opinion will result in character assassination. The personal attacks we have no need to worry about, we should spend more time in prayer for the one who mounted that attack, as the lord has said vengeance is mine I will repay, and his repayments are swift and sure.
Stick to the issue at hand, allow all venues to be searched. Flood everything with prayer, and you will find when your sling is empty, your arrow is shot in a venture, or your back is turned, God himself will deliver the blow, the one that will end in total victory.
It always amazes me how many people underestimate the power of our all mighty God.
Both those who attack, and those who are to rely on him, too many times underestimate his power.
There is a time when we are required to defend our position, but remember God himself will defend us.

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