The Strategy Required to Navigate
“Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:” Philippians 2:5
Although we may not be aware of it, but each new day presents an array of situations and circumstances which require us to “assess and conquer”. Many times, we are aware of specific challenges that will “grace” our day – therefore, we’ve had the time to adequately prepare for them. However, sometimes these demands will be unexpected and require that we make split-second decisions. Nevertheless, in either case – God has equipped us with an ability to advance through each situation successfully. We have within us; although far too often undeveloped; the ability and the skill to strategically navigate through this maze that we call life.
To maneuver successfully through our own “obstacle course” not only requires skill, but: patience, endurance and concentration. (You’ll see this trio again!)
I found an app for my phone which gives me the opportunity to engage in a game called labyrinth. Many years ago, I had an actual labyrinth board. This board is composed of numerous holes and a small metal ball. The objective of this game is to successfully guide the metal ball through the obstacle course of holes, while maneuvering the ball from one end of the board to the other side – without the ball falling into one of the holes. It is not until you’ve successfully completed level 1, that you are permitted to progress to the next level - each level increasing in difficulty.
Life can be compared to that small metal ball on the labyrinth board. Life is an obstacle course through which we must carefully, patiently and skillfully be guided and directed. It demands that we take a seat – physically and mentally to map out a plan that will successfully enable us to navigate around all of the potholes that the enemy has waiting for us. We can usually get a “heads up” on some of them by surveying our natural bloodline. Then as you discover various inherited “potholes” – whether in the natural or in the realm of the spirit; use your kingdom authority to completely eradicate them. Declare that the buck stops here! Forbid the manifestation of anything that is not of the Holy Spirit to rest, rule or to reign in your life. Remember…the enemy isn’t too smart! However he is strategic and persistent. Therefore, you must be strategic in your planning if you are going to outwit the enemy and navigate productively through your labyrinth board.
Lastly, but most importantly….as always…… we must consider our mindset … for it is our determining factor. One of the most over overlooked, misunderstood….. but vital focuses in Christendom is the subject of mind renewal. Yet, it is essential and the prerequisite to our success on every level. The process of mind renewal must be taken more seriously if we are going to effectively outmaneuver our enemy.
I would like to encourage you to increase, strengthen and awaken your current mental status – in the natural! One sure way to begin this process is by engaging in logic puzzles and memory games. Challenge your mind to accomplish a task that you haven’t been able to achieve in the past. By trying a variety of puzzles, you will awaken various areas of your brain. Without regards to your age, begin NOW and refuse to permit the spirits of Alzheimer, Dementia and the like to occupy space in your mind….simply because some of your brain cells have become deaden due to the lack of proper activity or deterioration!
To be victorious we must come to the realization that every successful battle is won when the proper strategy has been devised….. and the navigation process is formulated according to that strategy!
We must remember that an active mind is a productive mind. A productive mind now must become a disciplined mind. A disciplined mind is ready to begin the perpetual process of strategically navigating through your personally designed - endtime diabolical labyrinth board!
“Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 - New Living Translation