It's all about a warfare, of which you are a part.
Not about flesh and blood, but matters of the heart.
There is no place where you can hide. There's nowhere you can run.
You got involved the day you're born. The deal's already done.
I made a decision that if I had to be in this war, this spiritual war, this warfare that is inescapable, this warfare that has eternal consequences, I would be like Stan. I wanted to be the one up front leading the charge, not waiting in the back for "something" to come after me.
My life was already committed to God, but I found that my prayers began to change. I began to pray things such as, "Lord, I will go any place, at any time, and do any thing, no exceptions or conditions, but my desire is that You would use me to strike a blow at the heart of the enemy's kingdom."
I was not naive. I knew what I was saying. I understood the implications. And I have never regretted taking that position. Sure, things have been very difficult at times. I have had to endure things I never thought I would face, and things I could not have imagined surviving.
But that is all right, because the difficulties and challenges I have faced have not destroyed me. Rather, they have made me stronger. I know God's promises. They are real, and they are true. They have not failed. I am alive, and well, and strong today because of them.
I would not want to go through some of those challenges again, but neither would I "undo" them now, even if it were possible because what I have become as a result of those challenges and what they have built in me is more valuable to me than anything. I have become a better "soldier" in this war and a better man because of them.
What about you?
Are you a "hunter", or are you the "hunted"? Are you aggressively pursing a relationship with God? (That is a "yes" or "no" question!) Are you boldly doing what God has called you to do, or are you trying not to make any spiritual "waves" so that you will not be noticed by the enemy?
You do not have a choice to be in the war or not. You DO have a choice how you will fight.
If you are going to be in the war anyway, fight to WIN!
Be a good soldier of Jesus Christ.