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January 8, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | January 8

Stand firm and you will win life. Luke 21:19

All too often we live in a rush, rush, rush, shoving aside the time to read God’s Word or invest in relationships with other Christian men or volunteer for God’s work. For many men, this lack of time is a major source of disconnection.

In football, a blitz is intended to distract and disrupt the opposing offense. In life, Satan has been calling in spiritual blitzes on each of us. “Hurry the man” is one of his most effective drive-stuffers for men in the red zone. Or he may blitz our thought lives, leaving our offense spinning its wheels in muddy sensuality. Whatever it takes, he’ll blitz us with any behavior or distraction that limits us to no gain or the equivalent of spiritual field goals instead of touchdowns.

So what can be done about it?

Like a good football team, we must read the blitz and adjust.

Lord, please help me learn to make better calls when I’m feeling blitzed from all sides.

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