America is a spiritual battlefield. We are up against a powerful enemy. As Christians, we are constantly under attack, and it is of paramount importance that each of us learn how to battle this determined and capable adversary.
What is at stake, you ask? The lives of our children, our families, our nation. Satan's number one goal is to keep all non-Christians from accepting the truth of Jesus Christ. He is a relentless warrior, and he is constantly on the prowl for those he can destroy.
Throughout my life experiences, I have come to identify many parallels between the military, the parables in the Bible, and the athletic gridiron. All three are battlefields in their own right, and all three provide examples that can help us succeed in spiritual battle.
Our personal legacy hangs on the decisions we make every day. But more importantly, the number of souls that end up in heaven depends on how we live our lives and the example that we set. To put it in military terms, it is time for Christians to "stand in the gap." We must be the ones who rise up and run toward the battle. We must be prepared and poised to react and respond when we identify a spiritual assault. No matter what mission we are tasked with, we must be the few, the proud, the elite warriors that will fearlessly sprint toward the chaos that has infiltrated our society.
I have incorporated stories, event, and life lessons that stem from my personal life, my experiences as a US Marine, as well as my twenty-two-year coaching career. I looked to connect them to biblical teachings. My goal was to create an "essential knowledge blueprint" so that readers could refer to and draw from when they identify a spiritual attack. I want to help Christian leaders prepare for the battle, counterattack, and be the victor that I know you can be.
I challenge you, as a Christian leader, to be courageous. Make the tough decision to lead every day. We are all imperfect. We are all sinners. But with God's, help we can be victors! The time is now. Be bold, step up, and be the leader that God knows you can be.