Welcome to the looking inward series.
Over time in life, i have learnt that we shouldn’t at any point in time try to defend ourselves and situations. WE should choose to be a person who is on the offensive, not the defensive. People who live defensively never rise above being average. Instead, take the initiative. Lukewarm, indecisive people are never secure, regardless of their wealth, education or position.
Don’t ever let your quest for balance become an excuse for not taking the unique, radical, invading move that God has directed you to take. Many times, the attempt to maintain balance is really just an excuse for being luck-warm. In Joshua 1:6,7 and 9, the lord says three times to Joshua “Be strong and courageous” I believe that he is saying the same thing to you now
When you choose to be on the offensive, the atmosphere of your life will begin to change. So if you don’t like the atmosphere of your life, choose to take the offensive position. Taking the offensive is not just an action taken outside a person; it is also a decision made within.
When you do choose to be on the offensive, keep all your conflicts impersonal. Fight the issue, not the person. Speak about what God in you can do, not what others are incapable of doing. You will find that when all your reason are defensive, your cause almost never succeeds.
Being on the offensive and taking initiatives are master key that open the doors of opportunity in your life. Learn to create a habit of taking the initiative, and don’t ever start your day in neutral. Every morning when your feet hit the floor, you should be thinking on the offensive, taking control of your day and your life. Don’t become like some people who loose an hour in a morning and spend the rest of the day trying to recover it.
By pulling back and being defensive, you usually enhance the problem. intimidation always precedes defeat. IF you are not sure which way to go, pray and then move towards the situation in faith.
Be like the two fisherman who got trapped in the middle of the sea, in a storm. one turned to the other and asked, “Should we pray, or should we row?” His wise companion responded. “, Let’s do both”.
That’s taking the offensive.
Watch out foe the next episode.