Spending time with my three lovely daughters is one of my most favorite things to do. I love to watch them express their love for each other in various ways as they play together or play with me. Interestingly, each one of them has a ‘spot’ on my lap whenever they decide to sit quietly and force me to watch their favorites TV shows just when I’m about to watch Soccer or a highly inspiring and informative documentary.
A few days ago, my oldest daughter walked into the living room and met the older twin sitting on my laps with her head on my chest watching TV. Her face changed as she yelled “Hey she took all the spot!” Pushing her sister aside with all the strength in her she yelled I want my spot back!” Indeed she got her spot back by energetically pushing her sister back to her own spot.
I learnt from my 4 year old at that moment to rise up and fight for whatever is mine. I decided to fight back everything and everyone threatening or occupying ‘my spot’ in God’s heart and life in general.
I have 4 strategies for you.
Strategy 1: Engage in spiritual Warfare.
The Bible in Jeremiah 1: 10 says “See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, To root out and to pull down, To destroy and to throw down, To build and to plant.” (New King James Version).
There are six verbs in the above scripture. The first four are what you need to do first for the last two to be possible. You need to ‘root out’ and ‘pull down’, ‘destroy’ and ‘throw down’ spiritual forces that are occupying your spots. Then you build or plant depending on what you want.
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4 (New International Version)
Strategy 2: Review How You Use Your Time.
If you don’t plan or use your time and life wisely others will use your time for their plans.
The energy and time u spend criticizing creative, resourceful and productive people can be spent improving your creativity, resourcefulness and productivity.
Strategy 3: Live prepared.
Opportunity is enemies with excuses but great friends with preparation.
Your life will take a turn for the better and best if you start making sound decisions instead of just making quick decisions.
Strategy 4: Take Quitting off your List Of Options.
The difference between a loser and a winner is that a loser backs out when knocked out, but the winner gets up to continue despite been knocked down again & again.
Do you want your spot back? Then go get it.