Life is a battlefield and whoever survives the opposition must have a heart of perseverance and winning mentality to soldier on. When soldiers go for war they go with the edge that they will conquer and win their enemy but it is not an easy go since they meet some resistance that they will have to overcome in order to win. Casualties are bound to occur and even fatalities but the army has to continue to pressure on the enemy until they overcome him (I Samuel 29:8).
In the battlefield the enemy might strike from a distance using high trajectory weapons to neuralise you, this can be sickness and disease that will weaken you and you cannot pray the way you used to; no longer energized and radical. As the enemy starts to advance on you in tanks and armored personal carriers your short assault rifles cannot penetrate the heavy metal. The enemy can bring in confusion at your work place through a boss that hates you, maybe your close acquaintances betraying you or you just had your home ravaged by fire. Your normal prayer cannot do much because these are the kind that only prayer and fasting with warfare and deliverance prayer can do.
In life just like the battlefield, some come out victorious, some chicken out and set off on their heels while others dominate their circumstances. It is just like the battlefield where many events occur.
Beware of ambushes at the frontline; this is the element of surprise and it is a principle of war. You may be busy with papers to acquire your house that you saved for so many years only for your home to be struck by a natural disaster and you have to bring it back to a habitable state again. Even an army on mobilization, it will be met by surprise attacks on the way but it will have to fight them off and head straight for the objective.
In this life you will have tribulations but be of good courage because Jesus has overcome the world. You will be met with resistance but take heart for you shall surely come out victorious in this battlefield (John 16:33).
Author: Wilani William Bashaki