Some days are worse than others when it comes to fiery darts. It’s amazing to me how powerful some fiery darts are. I think those that come through people who are closest to us has the greatest potential for destructiveness. The person through whom the fiery dart comes is often totally clueless that they have become the vehicle of such a force. Nevertheless, their encounter with you leaves you wounded and likely they are oblivious to the onslaught of fiery darts with which you now must deal.
Okay, you’ve been attacked, wounded, and are now struggling with the fiery darts of the minions of destructiveness. How do you respond? It’s important, I think, to not react but to respond. Reacting predisposes that you are acting without thinking. Reacting to fiery darts, which is our natural bent, is not the best way to deal with fiery darts. Nope! We must respond, which implies thoughtful actions. And for those of us who are Christian, prayer is a vital component of those thoughtful actions.
Fiery darts bring darkness and it seems to me that the more fiery darts you encounter the darker it gets. I suppose that’s why it’s important to follow the advice of Thomas a’ Kempis, author of The Imitation of Christ whom I quoted in my book, if you don’t want to be overcome by the accumulated darkness of fiery darts.
Above all, we must be especially alert against the beginnings of temptation, for the enemy is more easily conquered if he is refused admittance to the mind and is met beyond the threshold when he knocks.
You need light, the light of Truth, and lots of it at these moments. Pull out your Bible (or whatever means you have to the Scriptures) and focus on gleaning as much light as is possible on your present situation. Remember, to fight the darkness of the fiery darts you need to absorb as much light as you can. So immerse yourself in the Light of God’s Word from the git go. (You are just trying to dispel the darkness at this point.) Eventually, you will begin to receive direction concerning the specifics of your situation. Then it will be the light of God’s Truth that will define your attitudes and actions as you deal with the attack of fiery darts that you have encountered.
I would like to share with you the following about a man named Steve Saint who has become a beacon of light for God as is evidenced by the manner in which he has responded to a recent tragic accident in his life. At one point early on in this video, Steve shares how he dealt with a menacing fiery dart thought of how much easier it would have been if the accident had cost him his life. Listen carefully for the light of Truth he has come to know that exposes the darkness of such thinking.
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