Go on the Attack

The art of war teaches us to rely not on the likelihood of the enemy’s not coming, but on our own readiness to receive him; not on the chance of his not attacking, but rather on the fact that we have made our position unassailable.
Sun Tzu

Daily Devotional

1 Samuel 17:48 And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.

You cannot win playing defense, at best you might end up with a draw but the most likely outcome is that you will end up on the losing end.

When David had to confront Goliath, he never waited for Goliath to attack him. David was the aggressor; the scripture said and “David ran towards him”. He did not play defense, he attacked and  we know what happened.  The problem with playing defense is that it is driven by fear and timidity and that is the atmosphere that the enemy needs to create havoc.

Going on the attack is motivated by faith; not faith in your ability, but rather faith or confidence in God’s ability. Against this background, when you go on the attack your attack must be based on the word of God. That is what David did. He was never afraid to attack, but he always built his attack around what God said he should do. It is not coincidental that the only offensive weapon in the armour of God spoken of in Ephesians 6 was the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God. The directive being given by the scripture is to go on the attack based on the laws and principles of God.

It is time now to stop playing defense. The longer you do, you will live in a state of “just surviving”. Win by going on the attack.  

Life Application:   Step out by faith and go on the attack, but build that attack around the word of God.

Prayer: Dear Lord, I know who I am in you and whose I am. You are a mighty warrior and you are great in battle. And so Lord I commit every battle I’m facing right now in the name of Jesus and declare that I am victorious. Lord, like David I go on the attack and stand confident in the fact that you have won the victory. In Jesus name, amen.

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