WISDOM FOR BATTLES

Saturday: May 2, 2020

These are some lessons picked up from the ‘Art of war’ worth briefly pondering on as you journey through this new month:

One battle lost does not mean you have lost the war.

Whether we like it or not, life is more a marathon than a short sprint. Just because you were defeated in a particular battle doesn’t mean your war is over. Regroup, re-strategize and get back in there.

Some battles are short term, others will be for the long term, so learn to identify which category defines your current battle and prepare accordingly.

Be it with resource accumulation or reorientation of mindset, adjust your position to suit the current battle.

Every battle ground requires unique battle plans.

Just as a one size fits all CV does not work well for every job application, every map determines the strategy for warfare. Where there is abundance of ocean, a vast army of land infantry is nothing more than a wrong decision. So pay attention to the terrain on which battle is being done and adapt your tactics to make the most of that terrain.

All these sound like practical knowledge but they require more than human logic to fully execute. ‘Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God-who gives to all generously and and ungrudgingly-and it will be given to him (James 1:5)’. Let us therefore, approach the throne of grace, to receive wisdom to understand the battles that we face and for guidance to emerge victorious.

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