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.
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.
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!