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Let it pass, step aside


Many people have incurred injuries and sometimes met premature death by naively engaging in warfare they should have avoided.

Erasmus Makarimayi

Some suppose that being a militant Christian warmonger is display of faith.

Faith becomes dangerous if it does not manifest itself in wisdom. It is important to balance determination and sensibility. Emotion should not drive you beyond wisdom.

It is human nature and will to take head on every opposition and obstacle that shows up. However, this predisposition should not lead you to premature end.

Being aggressive should not result in being reckless and careless. You should not expose your fragile body to enemy bullets. Learn to duck enemy’s arrows. There are battles you should not sign up to but instead step aside until they pass.

To many people, escape sounds cowardice, but in life, it may amount to preservation. The world is full of people that can no longer perform to full capacity because of incapacitation occasioned by early life mistakes.

You should not allow foolishness and ignorance take the better of you and thrust you into battle you could have simply watched through the window while you hid in your house.

Don’t be stupidly maimed and scatter your destiny. We are generally taught that nothing is impossible or too hard to be accomplished.

As believers, we are made aware that we are in war and thus ready to shoot all the time. Sometimes we don’t fully comprehend the techniques of warfare. It is important to hide while you acquire more skills and ammunition. There are battles you should just watch as they subside.

Strength and resources are preserved when you hide away from the enemy troops. You should watch your enemy wasting his bullets in the air.

When the enemy thinks you have been annihilated, too frightened to resurface or extinct that is when to emerge with maturity, strength, power and better methods.

The Bible teaches us to be strategic in our approach to life. Proverbs 22:3 says: “A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.”

Many fear that if they run away and hide, they are labelled as cowards. It is better to run away and arm yourself and return with enough resources.

There is a thread that runs through the Bible that teaches you to avoid perishing. If you perish prematurely and get injured outside the will of God, you will not fully fulfil your purpose.

It is important to know what to do while you are in hiding. As you avoid life threatening engagements, the devil gets frustrated and starts aiming everywhere.

This gets him international condemnation and the battle will no longer be yours alone. While you are in hiding, the enemy loses track of your capacity. This is the time to grow your muscles and stamina.

This is done through study and research. Gather all information pertaining to the situation. For believers, it may mean more prayer and fasting while you seek the direction of God.

Look for partnerships and rewarding alliances. Work out the best plan of action to deal with the opponent.

People like taking risks and want to be seen doing something lest they be called lazy. It is right, but please, do so with wisdom. A good case study of hiding is that of The Lord of lords, Jesus Christ.
The story of His escape to Egypt teaches us that we can ultimately win the real war if we don’t waste our time embroiled in passing threats.
Matthew 2:13-15 records the account: “[13] And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. [14] When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: [15] And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.”
The threats that come during your childhood will die. I don’t mean to instil fear in you or undermine the power of God, but note that it was The Lord of Hosts, Jehovah Sabaoth who gave Joseph the dream.
Preserve yourself for bigger life assignment. You are going somewhere.

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