Breathe, Focus, and …

Stay out of the scope!

My mother died, my father grieved, and my sisters fought (sometimes against the enemy). The enemy’s fatal fire never grazed me, but only dazed me, on my first day as a combatant. My thieving adversary stole my father’s passion, killed my mother, and destroyed my family on the seventh day of October 1965. I became a wounded warrior at eight.

I’ve fought many battles since in the air, on the land, and upon the sea. I died needlessly many times – mostly from self-inflicted and friendly fire wounds. Air, cyber, electronic, land, and sea warfare all pale beside spiritual warfare’s guilt, shame, fear, and isolation.

I used to pull triggers, now I press keys. I still shoot, move, and communicate. My careless mistakes and sins of omission still cost lives.

Yesterday I remembered to:

1. breathe – it’s important
2. focus – aim with care; focus on nothing, and you’ll hit it
3. stay out of the scope – don’t become a victim

Yesterday, again, I fought an invisible enemy capable of inflicting both visible and invisible wounds. Now I use my Lord and Master’s divine weapons to win the fight against our invisible enemy. They destroy strongholds. This is not over yet, but I read the last chapter. I’m writing my book accordingly.

How is your battle going?

Rx: John 10:10, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, Hebrews 12:2, 1 Peter 5:8, and 2 Corinthians 10:4.

10 thoughts on “Breathe, Focus, and …

    1. Excellent! What’s my beginning and end compared to eternity? Could we say ‘In a beginning’ and ‘in an end’ like they were chapters in a book of forever?
      I’m in over my head Dorinda. Understanding God’s bigness would be like stuffing all the internet’s content into the brain of an ant! I’m glad He doesn’t fit in my small container of ‘the beginning’ and ‘the end’!
      Sorry 😐 for running on … you wound me up!
      Here’s to new beginnings!

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