How to Battle when in Battle.

#armoury#battles#strategy#battlefield#winning#

A battle is never an easy affair. Never.

It’s very unwise and unintelligent to assume that you shall win any battle every time while fighting…whether a minor or a major one.

It’s also erroneous to just wake up and start fighting without taking stock in the enemy’s shop or even developing some strategy on how to attack the enemy. When an enemy attacks you, it always means they prepared to do so a few days, weeks, months, or years ago. They prepared everything in the unseen realm, and now they appear in the physical realm to attack you. If you are not steady in such circumstances, you may lose the battle….they found you unawares.

When the enemy ambushes you, be sure to stagger a little bit before re-collecting yourself. He may first hit your eyes, and you may not see. Or he may hit your legs and so you may not run or walk, or even stand. He may hit your arms hard until you can’t fight. And so he may take advantage and harm you totally. So please, always be prepared. Walk, talk and live as if the battle is at the next corner.

Below are tips on how to battle when in battle. Most of these tips form strategies that help you and me to battle;

  • Know your enemy first, then locate him.
  • Take stock. Find out the strength and weaknesses of your enemy. Evaluate them prudently.
  • Prepare. Carry out adequate training. Make sure you train in accordance with the strategies you are going to apply.
  • When you launch an attack, don’t think of retreating. You either win or die. So, make a firm resolution.
  • Have more than one strategy. If one fails, switch to the next one.
  • Don’t compromise set standards while fighting.

#Most battles are fought when you least expect to fight. So always be prepared#.

#The bigger the battle, the more energy and sophisticated strategy you require#.

When you lose a battle, learn the lesson and use it to improve your weaknesses. Don’t feel resentful. Always accept. You have to move on. Other bigger battles are waiting for you ahead. Stand up, dust yourself and cheer yourself up!

When you win a battle, don’t celebrate loosely. The enemy may attack you while in your camp during those excitement periods. When you are elated, it can take you time to adjust and that gives advantage to your opponent. So be modest in celebration.

Most people do not fight when the enemy attacks their camp. Instead, they cry around, putting on a face of misery. The enemy doesn’t care about your need for a sympathetic ear. The best option is to quickly strategize and fight back. Remember that the damage the enemy may leave you with may be too heavy for you when you leave them to amply destroy your camp.

God is supreme when it comes to battles. He is the mighty warrior, great in battle. Depend on him. You shall win.

 

Chinua…..

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On Sunday. Haman…The hunter Became the hunted.

Esther 7:7-10

And the king, arising from the banquet of wine in his wrath went into the palace garden: and Haman stood up to make request for his life to Esther the queen; for he saw that there was evil determined against him by the king…….

Verse 10:..So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then was the king’s wrath abated.

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 Heroes act while other people stand and watch. Somebody becomes a hero when they take quick action at the ‘right time’ while others stand and watch in horror. A true hero recognizes the crisis and rises to meet it. This is the kind of courage that made Esther a great personality in this scripture.

As a queen, Esther risked her life to save the jews. She used her powerful position to her great advantage for salvation of the jews. God had coincidentally designed that a slave should become a queen with a purpose. Sometimes God designs our lives in a manner that brings salvation just as with Esther’s case.

Mordecai was a cousin to Esther. They were jews. Despite the notion that God loved the jews…and that he was with them from the beginning, the situation in this case demanded that they be wiped out all of them. Indeed they looked helpless. Seemingly, they had nobody to rescue them. The Jews seemed successful but were a minority race in the Persian empire. The natives were jealous of their successes and separatism. So a vengeful Prime minister, Haman, made up his mind to destroy them.

Haman’s plot to destroy the jews was a perfect one according to him. Being the chief of protocol, and holding a powerful position in the office of the Prime minister meant he could easily influence the king to act in his favor. He issued an edict of government sponsored genocide. Ultimately, this was not the case.

 The plot to kill jews turned dramatic when Esther found favor in the eyes of the king throughout the events. Mordecai uncovered a conspiracy earlier on and his good effort had long been forgotten but God’s time came when his honor was due. When the king saw Esther unhappy, he resolved to yield to her demands to eliminate her unhappiness. In this case the king discovered that Haman was behind all Esther’s trouble. He comfortably ordered an execution of Haman.

The story about Haman, Mordecai and Esther is a great lesson for us as Christian believers today. There are various lessons that we can draw from that story. The lessons include the following;

  • Don’t plan evil for people. God turns the same evil towards you.
  • You may want to kill somebody in life but you end up being killed instead. Haman wanted to kill Jews. He ended up dying instead.
  • Position and status is nothing. It’s not as powerful as the status of God and is useless if God is not in it.
  • The hunter can become the hunted. What you do to somebody, or you wish that be done to somebody can be done to you.
  • Never despise anyone in life. Haman despised Mordecai. Instead, he ended up taking Mordecai round the city on a horse, in the best robes.
  • In desperate situations, always seek God. Fast and pray the way Jews did. They got a breakthrough. God is the best solution to problems.

It’s not surprising that there are people in this world who behave like Haman. They take their time planning how to destroy the lives of others. They use their power to the detriment of the helpless people. They are in power and so misuse that power. The case of Haman, Mordecai and Esther teaches us that as long as God exists, no evil shall fall upon you even if someone plots to kill you. God assigns angels to take control of everything.

Just like in Psalms 91, no evil, whether night or noon day shall fall near you. All the weapons fashioned against you shall not prosper (Isaiah 54:17). The Lord will always create a way out so that you remain safe.

When disaster strikes, as with the case of the jews in the book of Esther, always align yourself with God. Fast and pray. The Jews did exactly that and they got a breakthrough. If you do that, God will be on your side. If God is for you, who can stand against you?

Haman was the hunter. Mordecai was the hunted. In the end, Mordecai was the hunter. Haman became the hunted. Not only that. Haman died.

Chinua…..

Not everyone likes your Prosperity..

#Not everyone loves the way you do things and succeed#.

In fact, some people may feel more envious each time you scoop an award. This has happened before. They may feel you didn’t deserve the trophy! This is practical.

When you are a strong personality, a few people may celebrate your charisma. Majority may want to oppose it, and some may even spend sleepless nights trying to water it down.

Your achievements usually remind them of their weaknesses. In other words, your strength is a reminder of their weaknesses. When you appear on stage to present a concept paper, a song, or to make your speech, they feel inferior. They dig in your presentation for mistakes to bring you down to their level. That’s the only’best’ thing they can do.

When people fight you, or hate you for no clear reason, it may mean the following;

  • That you are superior, and so you make them look inferior.
  • Your personality is great and so they need to oppose it in order for them to make it. They have no other way of competing with you.
  • Your intelligence is far greater than theirs and so they are not of your class. You belong to a higher class than them.
  • They are not and may not suit on your ‘true friends’ list.
  • Not everyone is pleased with what you do in life. Your success is their source of strife.

Not everyone celebrates when you win. Not all people around you who jump up when you succeed feel good. Don’t be surprised.

When you are a great personality, the kind of opposition that you receive every time is intense than an ordinary personality.

The difficulties that you face are usually very great. But then afterwards, the glory will match the greater difficulties. In other words, the greater the difficulty, the greater the glory. So, stay positive always no matter what.

Always feel proud when you find yourself opposed, especially when you know that you are doing the right thing. Don’t shed tears. Instead, take advantage and affirm your faith. People fear to approach somebody who has a firm stand. They fear somebody who likes speaking the truth.

When you celebrate your success, do it like you will never celebrate again. It’s your time and turn. What do you want to spare?

But remember, not everyone likes your Prosperity.

Chinua…..

Be of good courage…

If you ask most people who stand before large crowds and speak eloquently or control the audience fully, they will tell you that a sense of fear usually beckons at them repeatedly before they assume the stage. At some point they usually feel a nerve shrivel or a heart beat quickened a little.

But what you are sure to learn from them is that they usually resolve that fear doesn’t stop them from going forward. They have masterly nature of taking courage and holding onto it, allowing it to dominate the beckoning fear.

They choose to forget about fear. They smile, breathe in, relax and tell themselves that nobody is going to harm them just because they are standing in front of people. They become loyal to courage and rebels to fear. They know that this usually works well for them from experience.

If you are a type of person whom fear overtakes every time you want to do something, then please know that you have a duty to start reminding yourself that you need to be courageous from today. It requires that you make a resolution and stick to it.

Courage can make you get what belongs to you in life. Fear makes you to lose it, and so you can live your life miserably.

Without courage, you can’t swim, even in shallow waters. In other words, when you are full of fear, you perceive any waters as deep and so will never attempt to swim.

When you fear, you are likely to compromise on your standards in life. For example, at a work place, you can forge a document or bribe to keep your job because you fear being sacked. Worse still, you can bribe to get a job after interview because you fear being left out.

People without courage use dubious means to live life. They have no power to stand their ground and make things straight. They therefore end up sinning. To sin in silence when you should have come out in open makes you a coward.

People with courage may not have been born with it….and at some point they may have been the most of cowards in history. But they may have changed their story when they decided to take on the armour of courage.

If your mind decides that nothing is going to stop it from moving forward, then truly speaking, the body will have to obey command….whatever state the body will be in. Nothing can be a hindrance to a mindset. An already formed mind is like a hard stone that can’t be broken by a human fist. A decided mind is never a divided mind.

The power to be courageous is in your hands. You only need to decide.

Don’t live in fear. Don’t live in resentment. Don’t be frustrated unfairly, in silence. Don’t let fear rule your life. If you do that, you will never become who you were meant to be. When you look yourself in a mirror, you will hate yourself because the person you will be seeing in the mirror is not the real you.

Courage and fear are two different terms. You can only be defined by one. 

Thank you. 

Chinua…….

Whatever you sow….expect a harvest.

A farmer plants. God waters naturally. The yield becomes ready in season. He may know the season and so he prepares to harvest.

You are a farmer in your own life, and in the people’s lives as well. You sow and God waters. The growth of your crop is the work of God. And God makes sure that you have to harvest your crop.

When you sow pepper, expect to harvest pepper. Whatever you sow, so shall you reap. That’s the law of God.

In life, we sow our crops daily. The time we use to relate with our brothers and sisters in society is that same time that we plant our seeds. And so, soon we start harvesting.

When you sow good seeds, you harvest good yield. When you sow bad seeds, you harvest bad yield. I usually pray to God to help me sow good seeds everyday so that I can harvest good yield.

Life and relationships are seeds. A wise person sows good seeds. He relates well with people most of the time. A fool sows bad seeds. A fool and a wise person are differentiated by the type of seeds they sow. You can be able to see the difference by looking at the kind of yield each one of them harvests at the end.

When you spend most of your time ruining people’s lives, then be sure that you will be heading towards doom because those are bad seeds you will have planted. The measure you give is the same measure you get. 

When people shed tears because of you, or when others lose their lives because of your actions, then you have a very huge unpleasant harvest waiting for you ahead. God is not a man that he should lie. The holy scriptures teach us precisely.

Bad seeds are full of weeds. Don’t mix with people who corrupt your mind or influence you to err. Don’t sow seeds in your life that people just give you to sow. Be sure that they are good seeds before you sow them.

The power to sow good seeds comes from God. Doing good to people requires a heart that is in tune with the gift of generosity….a heart that is like a bottomless pit which can always accommodate the much it can.

Life is not only just measured by the number of years that we live on earth, but also by the kind of fruits we harvest after sowing our seeds.

Whatever you sow, expect a harvest.


Chinua…..

A helping hand…the best noble course..

One of the best noble courses in the world is giving.

Giving is a constitution of the divine nature and role. Not all of us can give the same way, same manner with same attitude. We differ. That’s however not the main point. The bottom line of it all is that the starting point of prosperity in life is giving. 

If God gave his son, then you can also give someone a special gift. Happiness, and indeed true happiness emerges from giving. When you give your time, your property, your ideas or even your loyalty, you open the doors for more privileges that you wouldn’t have acquired ordinarily.

When you become selfish, you limit your blessings. When you can’t help others or even make them a success, you may die unhappy. You can’t celebrate anything, you can’t leave any legacy. When you heap wealth, you may not consume the whole of it alone. It becomes useless when you die. That’s the whole truth.

Kindly remember the following:

  • It’s in giving that you and me receive.
  • True giving doesn’t involve grudge. It’s selfless.
  • A helping hand is stronger than compared to a receiving hand.
  • To make your life better, make other people’s lives better first.
  • Selfishness doesn’t pay. Or if it pays, the reward is poverty.
  • You either lose by saving or save by losing.

Give today. The measure you give is the measure you receive. 

Thank you.


Chinua…….

Keep calm, All is well.

#The art and tact of  problems#

When everything goes awry, as sometimes will,

Don’t become numb and dumb.

When you are shaken, don’t mind how you feel,

Develop faith, guard your heart, and don’t jump,

Into a decision, ill fated. Remember you can’t kill,

Your enemy lodging in your camp,

By hastening. Keep calm, all will be well.

The divine power, the unseen power,

Bails us, from the nails and the wiles, 

That problems and situations bring over.

When in darkness, and can’t see, all fails.

But remember, light takes over,

And suddenly darkness flees.

Keep calm. All is well. It’s over.
Chinua……