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He Trains My Hands For War Part 2

“This is war, and there is no neutral ground. If you’re not on my side, you’re the enemy; if you’re not helping, you’re making things worse." Luke 11:23 (Jesus talking on spiritual warfare)
Last week I posted 'He Trains My Hands For War Part 1' which covered two points in relation to God preparing us for our mission and calling;
- Responding to negative circumstances with faith instead of fear
- Not giving up in the face of adversity.

There are 3 more to cover.
Get rid of that bad attitude.   “Training is used to test your physical ability but also to get rid of bad attitude.” Yup, that’s right. The last two years God has been exposing my bad attitudes toward Him, my faith, other people and myself. 
Control your fear, as in, fear God and not man. “You're going behind enemy lines, where it’s hostile and people want to kill you. We need people who can control fear.” Ok, before some people loose control about me saying fear God and not man, may be I will write another blog o…

He Trains My Hands For War Part 1

"Blessed be the Lord my Rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle—" Psalm 144:1 
I believe that a massive part of a person accepting God's calling on their life involves what I call 'God training'. In the western world of Christianity, when you feel called to become a pastor (or something similar) you notice the pressure to attend a school for ministry training. I am not talking about this sort of training. There are certain aspects of accepting a calling that a ministry school is unable to teach you, and I want to point out just a few. 
When I began on my mission to preach the gospel as a full time pursuit, I came across the verse that I started this blog with. ‘He trains my hands for war….’ And I asked God to train me because of reference to this verse "For we do not wrestle against fleshandblood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly …