I’m writing this in late July 2021. A lot of us are feeling something perilously close to despair. Have we lost? is the silent question echoing in the minds of the Awake.
The answer is an adamant NO. About six weeks ago, I had a vision that we are in boot camp. We’re training together, going through all the awkward exercises of a new recruit. How to work together, where we fall in the ranks, how to run with endurance and aim with accuracy.
It may not look on the surface like we’re doing much of anything right now. But behind the scenes we are researching, brainstorming, preparing. We are deepening relationships. We are learning to say No. We are building muscle.
This is because many of us are never going back to the old normal, but have no interest in the left’s new normal either.
We are simply waiting for God’s marching orders to fight for his normal.
While we wait for those marching orders, it is critical to remember the enemy is picking off stray sheep wherever he can. I’m seeing spiritual attack on an almost theatrical level, as well as the random and varied side effects we’re experiencing via transmission from the vaxed, and the ongoing media onslaught: You’ve lost. You’ve lost. You’ve lost.
And we get attacked within our ranks. Boot camp is tough, and this army has no visible generals keeping us in line. We argue amongst ourselves: Should we prioritize this or that, stand for that or the other thing? Plus we’re dealing with RINOs, sell-out pastors, fear pouring from the mouths of DJs on Christian radio…
We are at war and God has drafted us. That means we need to take care of ourselves the way a soldier does before he ships out. I’ve assembled a list of self-care strategies that are a bit unorthodox, but based on 16 months of real-life experience as an active activist.