1. Understand We Are At War
Generally we do not want to go to war because we understand the work and sacrifice involved.
That is why war is usually considered a last option. It’s avoided at all cost when the choice is up to you. But when war has already been waged against you the only choice you have is to fight back or surrender.
As Christians it is important to realize that war has in fact already been waged against us. So we must choose how we will respond. 1 Peter 5:8 tells us:
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
There is a spiritual war going on between God and the enemy. When you chose to follow Jesus Christ, you automatically become an enemy of the evil one.
To not realize this, is like walking onto a battle field unarmed and unprepared. Understating you are at war is the first strategy for victory.