One of the major challenges that we face is to get so much preoccupied with one issue at the detriment of another important issue. We focus so much on a manner issue that we fail to take note of another important matter that could be failing. Those are moments when we give ourselves completely and get consumed on an issue that we cannot sense danger when it’s approaching from another direction. During the military campaign to conquer the promised land, the Israelites used a strategy of attacking the enemy from behind. Their armies would approach the enemy and then retreat as if fleeing away tricking the enemy into pursuing them. In doing this they would leave their city exposed behind and their wives and children vulnerable only for them to be attacked from behind and lose the battle. That explains many of us who only focus on one area as we suffer from another. We give ourselves to our jobs or careers at the detriment of our families or we sacrifice our health in the altar of pleasure. What is it that you’ve given yourself completely into? What have you sold yourself to, leaving you exposed and vulnerable in the most important areas? Only God demands complete service with the whole of our heart, strength, mind and soul. Everything else demands we watch our backs! In whatever we do, let’s watch our backs!
“What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ” Mark 13:37 NIV
Last modified: September 28, 2020