Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13 NIV

Today many young people and some older people have a way of throwing up the deuces sign and it means “I’m out,” I am done with this job, I am done with this friendship, I am done with this program, this class and the like.  How does anything get accomplished in your life when you cannot navigate conflict and life dilemmas?  So when there is someone who gives you drama on the job or a class becomes difficult, you throw up the deuces sign.  If we learn how to put on the full armor of God, you will be able to stand when conflict arises or people become a problem in your life, but you cannot accomplish your goals without dealing with them.

 What would life be like if we all just threw up the deuces sign?  I certainly would have not completed college and I would have hopped from job to job.  I have learned how to trust God, stand still and see the salvation of the Lord; and with the full armor of God, I am able to stand against whatever comes my way.  The Lord said in his word that he would fight my battles and I know this because I walk with the sword of the spirit which is the word, which I have hidden in my heart so that I can stand on the promises of God.

Yes, on occasion my knees have buckled, but the Lord holds me up and I am able to stand my ground against the enemy.  No weapon formed against me will prosper, weapons will form, but they will be defeated when God is on my side. Donnie McClurkin wrote the lyrics “after you have done all you can just stand….” And the victory will be yours because you have decided to put on the full armor of God.  God bless.