Stand your ground-2

Ephesians 4:27 “Neither give place to the devil.”
Ephesians 4:27 “Leave no [such] room or foothold for the devil [give no opportunity to him]” (AMP)
God said part of your job description is to keep them ‘subdued’ by ‘occupying’ your place (same words ie subdue and occupy). He went ahead and also said don’t give the enemy a foothold or space but since the devil will always come to contend it with us, how do we handle him?
Some months ago, i listened to a speech by Naval Admiral William H. McRaven as he gave a talk to 8000 graduating students from the University of Texas, himself graduated from there and he is now the ninth commander of the US Special Operations Command. His speech was so inspiring that a YouTube video of his speech clocked up 1.7 million views in just two weeks. Permit me to share this extract with you:
“During the land warfare phase of Naval training, the students are flown out to San Clemente Island which lies off the coast of San Diego. The waters off San Clemente are a breeding ground for the great white sharks. To pass SEAL training there are a series of long swims that must be completed. One is the night swim. Before the swim the instructors joyfully brief the trainees on all the species of sharks that inhabit the waters of San Clemente. They assure you, however, that no student has ever been eaten by a shark—at least not recently. But, you are also taught that if a shark begins to circle your position or place stand your ground. Do not swim away. Do not act afraid. And if the shark, hungry for a midnight snack, darts towards you then summon up all your strength and punch him in the snout and he will turn and swim away.”
The issue is this, the “exercise” might continue till you finally swim to safety. Meaning the shark might leave you for some time, swim away and come back again…(to be continued)
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