How Do We Beat the Hidden Enemy? Keeping the Light Switch On With the "Four Cs"
Updated: Aug 2
How we win during this Covid 19 Pandemic? Well, I dont' know about you but the Covid 19 crisis is not the only hidden enemy. For years families have been fighting the hidden enemy to keep our families safe in the foundation of Christ's teaching and Bible admonitions.
Recently, a very good friend and I had a deep, deep friend to friend talk about how that ‘BAD guy’ -the hidden enemy nearly destroyed his family with addictions. He was very sentimental. He fought and fought and fought to save his daughter from an addiction.
He said literally when she was the lowest of the low, he went to rescue her.. He begged God to tell him what to say to her and to find a way to save her and ultimately his family during this horrible time. Scariest time of his life..
We both agreed that our family is more important than anything to help fight this horrible hidden enemy who attacks good families! Also, noted that long before we knew about the pandemic, we were fighting the hidden enemy all along. Moreover, this enemy was even more dangerous than that's hitting us today. We have to be constantly on watch for two hidden enemies now that we have to deal with.
We are on call 24/7 to keep light switch on in order to thwart an attack. While we stay six-feet away, wash our hands and keep healthy by eating right, this other enemy is even more tricky in keeping our guard against him.
Even though we have lost some fights in the past, WE WILL NEVER QUIT ON FIGHTING FOR VICTORY TO WIN the WAR against the bad guy..
WE WILL WIN WHATEVER COMES OUR WAY! We WILL NOT FAIL WHATEVER IT IS THAT BEFALLS US!
On watch to keep God’s WORD FILLING THE ROOM WITH LIGHT. One day all will know it is the Lord who WINS and the people close to him. Not immediately, not every moment but in WHOLE, IN THE END CHRIST PREVAILS and HIS PEOPLE.
We cannot help but succeed if we follow the "4 Cs" formula below:
C- CHRIST:. We follow him in every situation we can.
If we do, then this happens:
C- CHOICES:: We will make the right choices. WWJD? What would Jesus Do?
C- CHARACTER: This is a HUGE FACTOR to winning the fight against the bad guy=the silent enemy. This trait of course will be used as a sword and as a shield! CHARACTER is key in defense.
C- CONQUEST: If we use above C’s WE WILL PREVAIL IN THIS BATTLE HERE ON EARTH.
HENCE, WHEN WE FALL DOWN, THE JOY IS KNOWING IT'S ONLY TEMPORARY!
YOU NEVER EVER WOULD TELL A CHILD that was learning how to walk to not get up and try again! No matter how many times we fall, we keep trying. We never give up. We keep fighting the battle. Battle after battle until the war is won.
As Paul told the Corinthians, "We are pressed on every side by troubles, but not crushed and broken. We are perplexed because we don't know why things happen as they do, but we don't give up and quit We are hunted down, but God never abandons us. We get knocked down, but we get up again and keep going." (2nd Corinthians 4: 8-9)
I urge to join me in this war against the pandemic and the other hidden enemy.
Come on! Let’s TRIUMPH LIFE together!
My favorite verse in the Bible helps me everyday from the enemy hidden and some enemies not so hidden in protecting me and the ones I love:
Because the Lord helps me, will not be dismayed. Therefore, I have set my face like flint to do his will and I know I will TRIUMPH! Where are my enemies Lord, let them appear before me now for I know I will TRIUMPH! (Isaiah 50:7)
Please join me in this fight against the actual hidden enemy who can also cause great damage to our family and our country along with the current pandemic.
We will TRIUMPH together!
God's Richest Blessings!
Douglas C. Taylor