Tuesday, January 26, 2010
As a girl, I HATED Dodgeball. The boys knew that most girls were the weaker and easier target... I was definitely one of them. For most of us, "getting out" was a great blessing! I'm not so sure Dodgeball is any easier as an adult. We play Dodgeball everyday...in our spiritual life.
The other night I was watching, "Dude, What Would Happen?" (my boys love this show...such a guy show on doing crazy things that every boy wants to do...like being a human snowball!) Anyway, the question was "Dude, What Would Happen if you played Dodgeball in the dark?" Wow...cool...never thought of that. So, they proceeded to play a game of Dodgeball in the dark. Those launching the Dodgeballs had night goggles which allowed them to see the other team...but the "receiving" team was TOTALLY in the dark. The first thing I noticed as the night cameras gave us a glimpse of the "receiving" team was that they were TOTALLY overcome with fear. They couldn't see ANYTHING! Then the balls started coming at them hard...they had no idea what direction they were coming from. And to make matters worse, they kept running into each other!
I suddenly realized something in my own journey...I'm glad that I have the Light of Christ in this "spiritual Dodgeball" game of faith. The enemy is going to attack...there's no doubt about that. But, in the "Light," I'm better able to see where the attacks are coming from. I can better "dodge" what is coming at me. I can block the attacks of the enemy with the Word of God. I may still get hit, but I'm not walking around in fear...in the dark.
I can't imagine what it would be like to walk by faith in the dark...well, yes I can...I've done it. It's not fun. You get beat up alot...the fear and pain is relentless...and the enemy laughs in your face. I pray that we will take our Light and shine it in the darkest places for others. I pray that we will see others as our teammates, and at times, take one for the team. We can stand directly in the line of fire...we have God as our shield, our protector, our deliverer. Besides, we can take it... we know who has the victory! If God is for us...who dare be against us?-in life...or Dodgeball!
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