What wins football games? Offense or defense?
Defense is important. A team must be able to resist their opponent and keep them from scoring. But offense is what gets the ball to the end zone and scores touchdowns.
The same rule applies to scoring victories in the game of life. Defense is important. It keeps our enemies at bay and from pushing us into places we don’t want to go. But offense is what moves us down the field of progress to greater freedom, health and happiness.
Be sure to live your life on the offense!
To live on the offense means to be gaining new understanding and inspiration from God every day and putting it into practice to good effect.
The thinker living on the offense does not become complacent or apathetic about the need to be expanding his demonstration of spiritual truth. He does not rest on yesterday’s successes, become mentally sleepy, or lethargic. He remains alert, awake, attentive to God’s presence and eagerly looks for opportunity to prove God’s presence and power at work.
When one lives on the offense, he stays ahead of error. He doesn’t wait for something bad to happen, and then pray. He is already praying and preventing bad things from happening in the first place. Or he is praying and prepared to more quickly handle trouble when it appears.
To not understand the need for spiritual progress, but still expect everything to be okay, is taking God’s good for granted. It is a defensive strategy that may work for a while, but when evil comes bearing down unexpectedly, it can catch one off guard and feeling unprepared to deal with the pressure. God is always at hand to help, but it’s a lot easier to stay on top of life’s challenges when one is prepared ahead of time. Being prepared is part of an offensive strategy.
So, live on the offense with Truth! Be proactive with God. Stay ahead of error with an ever-growing understanding of God in control. It’s the best defense.