“This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for keeps, a life-or-death fight to the finish against the Devil and all his angels.” Ephesians 6:12

Have you ever heard the phrase “weekend warrior?” It’s used to describe someone who isn’t a serious athlete, or someone who only dedicates time occasionally to an activity. More often than not, those “weekend warriors” set themselves up for failure or injury, because they haven’t conditioned themselves to the rigors at hand.

In Ephesians 6, Paul admonishes us to be prepared for the attacks of the enemy. We can’t act like the Christian life is something we do occasionally, only on the second and fourth Sundays of the month or on sacred holidays. No, if we’re going to be successful, we must train every day so that our spiritual senses will be sharp and sure.

Make no mistake. Your enemy isn’t just an every-once-in-a-while foe. He knows you have a divine destiny, and he wants to thwart it at all costs. Don’t let him get the upper hand! Ready yourself with time in prayer and the Word, applying God’s truths to your life daily. It’s the only way to come out victorious.