I have never been put in a situation where I really felt like my life was is in danger. I am extremely grateful that I can say that. However, I have heard that there are usually two responses to that situation, flight or fight. If something or someone threatens you then a normal response would be to run in the other direction, hit the ground and try to take cover, hide somewhere out of the line of attack, or to fight whatever is attacking you.

I can only guess at my response but I think if “someone” was threatening me or attacking me in some way, that I would respond with flight. I do not like confrontation so I can’t imagine that I would fight. But, what if it was not me in danger, what if it was one of my children? It is funny how the response changes. I would fight for my children. There is no way that I would run or hide unless they were able to go with me.

Your response to being under fire is probably going to switch back and forth depending on who and what is under fire. What if it is your marriage that is under fire? I am going to assume that all of us would fight for our marriage unless you felt in physical danger. Wouldn’t you and your spouse at least talk through the issues? Would you consider talking to a Preacher or going to counseling?

What if your health was under fire? Once again I am going to assume that you would fight for your health. Would you get a second opinion? Would you have a procedure that you heal you? Would you take medicines to help fight off a disease?

What if it was your job under fire? What if it was a financial fire? What if you were being wrongly accused of something? What if someone was spreading rumors or gossiping about you? Or, even worse, what if your spiritual life was under fire?

The devil knows all of our weaknesses. He comes at us in the areas we are vulnerable in. If he thinks that we are worried, stressed, or unhappy, then his job is easy. He will put things in our path to make our decision difficult. We need to FIGHT for our faith.

1 Timothy 6:12

12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Psalms 28:7

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.

Psalms 144:1

144 Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

Every one of us will come under attack at some point. We can’t always control what happens around us or to us but we can control our response under fire.

Have A Blessed Day!

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15 Comments

  1. Your thought of the day has certainly given me something to think about. You are quite right when you say your response changes with the situation.

    • Tania Reply

      I had always heard of the fight or flight response but I had never given it much thought how it would change dependant on the situation.

  2. Laurie Hannus Reply

    My word of the week will be fight..this is a great reminder of how we need to keep our minds and thoughts on faith…so I will fight and keep the faith!!

    • Tania Reply

      Our fight is with the devil who is always trying to attack us where and when we are weak.

  3. I always enjoy your Sunday post. With GOD at your side nothing can defeat us. Seeking shelter in his words will calm ya and give us strength to move forward. Have a blessed day. Best…Kathy

    • Tania Reply

      In the midst of the fire the Lord is who we should turn to.

  4. Sally Freitas Reply

    As a Social Worker we talk about ‘flight, fight or freeze’. As a believer I think about taking a stand, walking in faith and facing our enemy with courage despite how daunting it might be. Thanks Tania for reminding me that our enemy exists to kill, steal and destroy and that our response needs to be courage, joy and trusting in the Lord. Have a wonderful faith-filled week!

    • Tania Reply

      The Lord equips us to fight, we just need to call on him!

  5. Debbie Clark Reply

    Thank you, Tania, for sharing the truth of God’s Word. You are quite the lady! I love Your style, your sense of humor, your courage to put your life out there for the world to see, and your faith in the one who loves us.

  6. You have no idea how much this has spoken to me today. Someone very close to me in my family is “under fire” with marital problems which will probably end in divorce. We are really relying on our Lord for strength right now.

    God bless you and yours.

    • Tania Reply

      Jill, you never know what the Lord is doing behind the scenes. Just because it looks dismal to you or me doesn’t mean that the Lord doesn’t have a plan in mind. The “fire” is sometimes the plan. We have to walk through the flames to see what the blessing might be. I am sorry for your friend and I will say a prayer for them.

  7. Joanne scantlebury Reply

    Thanks Tania. Your messages always seem to be just right for the situation in my life.
    Amen

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