“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm. Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; in addition to all, taking up the shield of faith with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” -Ephesians 6: 10-17
In most sports today, everyone is required to have some form of protection, whether that be a helmet or extra padding. Though it may be bulky and sometimes hard to wear, it does take the edge off the many impacts you take from your opponent. What if you went out without that protection? You would get seriously injured, would you not?
The same can be said for your daily walk through life. It can be very easy to forget to go out without the protection your Heavenly Father has given you. Oh, how quickly you are reminded of this fact when trouble catches you unprepared! The consequences can be both physically and spiritually detrimental.
It was George Washington who stated,
“To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.”
Though he meant this for a nation’s preparedness, the same can be said for our own journey. At times, we can come under attack from all sides, whether it is at work, school, or even our own home. If we neglect to put on the protection given to us, we will surely fall. Today, remember to go to your Father and ask him to grant you His armor, so that you can continue your trek through life’s paths, knowing that you are safe from whatever foe you face.