I had a blue bandanna in the console of my car and Tracie wanted to know when I decided to join a gang 🤣… my nickname among the kids may be “Bad Becky”… but I’m not in any gang, other than the Jesus gang. The bandanna came from a parent at Glenville’s last football game… a spirit bandanna he called it. He passed out several of them to parents and fans in the stands.
‘Cause he’s this parent who shows up to the games and always gives 150% yelling for his kid and his kid’s team. He cheers, he waves his bandannas, he dances, he encourages the crowd to yell and cheer too, and he’s a hoot. Seriously… the games will be much less interesting without him next year. He makes being in the stands a lot more fun… even when our team is losing. He never sits down, he never quits cheering, he never quits encouraging, he’s always supporting them. When other people are leaving, he’s still standing there cheering the team on to do their best.
He focuses on the offense… even when the scoreboard doesn’t reflect a win. Defense is important in a game… but unless you put some points on the board, you can’t win. You can sack the quarterback all day long… but unless your team’s offense can bring the ball across the goal line… you’re not going to win the game.
Too many times as Christians… we get our focus wrong. We spend more time focusing on the enemy and trying to play defense rather than going on the offense and simply sharing the love of Jesus.
God does not need us to defend His Word.
God does not need us to validate or prove His Word.
The Word of God is never under judgement and our faith is not validated because someone accepts the message we preach. Someone accepting the message of Jesus does not make it more true so someone rejecting the message of Jesus cannot make it less true.
God has already defeated Satan and his demons… our job is not to fight the devil… our job is to share the love of Jesus and bring the good news to a world that needs hear about His love.
“Those who crusade not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes even perceptibly worse than it was before the crusade began…. To be more against the devil than for God is exceedingly dangerous.” ~ Aldous Huxley
It’s all about what we are focusing our efforts on… let’s put our offense on the field!