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Imagine waking up on a Monday morning and realizing that your alarm never went off. Describe your strategy to both get out the door as quickly as possible while still doing what it takes to get ready for school.
When compared to all of God’s created beings, humans have been entrusted with a unique ability to create strategies – both small and large! You may not consider yourself a “strategist”, but once you begin digging, you’ll find that everything from the route of your morning commute to the plan you create for having hard conversations is some kind of strategy
Think about your personal spiritual strategy. Would you describe this strategy as more “offensively minded” or more “defensively minded”? Why do you think that is?
If you have individuals in your group that are having trouble wrapping their minds around the concept of a personal spiritual strategy, take a second to walk them through how the decision to be a part of a local church, attend weekly, be a part of a group, have daily devotions, be a faithful giver, etc. is actually the formation of a strategy. Chances are, they are operating with a “personal spiritual strategy” (good or bad) without even realizing it! If they are reacting to things going on, they have a more defensive strategy, but if they are pursuing Christ and preparing for the future that God has for them, it is more offensive.
Over the weekend, we learned that when we take action, He does His part. When this partnership is working in a believer’s everyday life, what do you think it looks like?
God has called each of us to an incredible and uncommon life! If we were to compare our lives to a house, that calling from God does not just involve items and gifts He wishes to move in, but also some items that He wishes to move out. These may be things that we, in our own power and through failed spiritual strategies, may have had difficulty evicting in the past.
Are there any areas of your life where you would like to see the enemy evicted? What adjustments, in your personal strategies, would help make that happen?