I’ve been playing unhealthy hours of Knights of Pen and Paper on my Xbox. Using my druids sleeping spell to make my rouges dagger attack cause extra damage and casting ice to decrease magic resistance. Each monster varies in what attacks work. Each time I have to adapt my plan or my team gets killed. Even with a high-level team, victory isn’t guaranteed. I need to know how to use the skills they have. But life isn’t a game. We need a strategy if we are to complete the quest Christ has tasked us with.
To my peril, I’m not great at changing strategy. Mostly I run away from battle until I feel ready or I keep attacking the problem with the same method hoping it goes away. Which it never does due to my fear of looking at life head-on. Living in fear paralyzes us and as a strategy, I don’t suggest it. We all know that so how do we become a holy strategist?
Let’s consult our savior for those answers as I am learning myself.
Manage What You’re Given1 Cor. 7:17, 4:2
We see our lives as boring. We live in boring towns with boring jobs. At least we have family we care about and if not, we have friends who are our family. I know I feel this way sometimes. I wonder why God would put me in this place at this time. Instead of the grey we see, He sees the millions of opportunities and ways we can lift Him up where we are. To successfully manage what God has gifted us in our lives we must change the lenses we look through. See our lives through the eyes of loving God.
There will be a day when our lives are changed and the next step of the journey begins. At this moment let’s make God proud of who are now, not who we will be.
Training Matters 1 Cor. 9:24, 10:23
I talk about our choices a lot on this blog. But I truly have a passion for the long game; making sure the future is as bright as possible. Which is why to create a holy strategy we must realize actions and choices have lasting effects. Today will affect tomorrow so why not try to sway the odds in our favor.
None of us change unless we train like our lives will be used as vessels to combat the forces aiming to keep us from living a full Christ filled life. If we can’t be a testimonial of Christ overcoming power how can we change the lives of others? We have to run the race we’ve been given as if victory is already won.
Simply put, the best strategy is to “be alert, stand firm in the faith, be courageous, be strong.”
Peace and Love, Randa 🙂