Wartime Mentality

okay this is one of those in your face ones.
the stuff you need to hear but would rather not.i really can't sugarcoat it cuz i got to be up in six hours so yeah if you read this before i get to edit it
i apologize
actually
i take that back
i don't apologize
i need to add some verses to clean it up but everything else will stay the same so yeah, if you have a weak stomach don't read it until sometime tomorrow evening.


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This is a war, not a walk in the park or a stroll down Sunset Boulevard.
There was war in heaven when Lucifer decided that being lead singer wasn't enough.
This war spread to earth the moment Eve ate the fruit ...
6000 years and counting, we are still at war.
The battlegrounds may not the look the same on every terrain
but don't get it twisted and allow yourself to be fooled into thinking that this is peacetime.
cuz that will be one of the greatest mistakes you every make.

As a soldier, you need to have a wartime mentality.
When you do, you realize that:

1. Pain is inevitable: when you have a wartime mentality you realize that you aren't being singled out for pain but that everyone will at some point take a hit or get caught by flying shrapnel. Pain reminds you that you are still in the fight and not six feet under.

2. Luxurious recuperation can kill: Lingering and licking your wounds is the surest way to get yourself killed. Don't waste your time bemoaning your situation because as previously mentioned it is not unique. Morphine which can masquerade as self indulgence or self pity is dangerous because it temporarily disables your ability to focus on reality.

3. Nothing lasts forever: you will die or Christ will come but at some point this struggle of yours will end. So fight until your last breathe.

4. The battle is already won: it's over. Seriously, it might not look it but we are just deciding our place in history. Each choice we make shows our allegiance, choices indicate the side we are on. We cannot change which side wins just by rational argument, forensic data or carbon dating. This battle predates the existence of man so we don't get to define what the sides are, all we can do is pick one.

5. HMMMM __________________
: This is where i put something nice and happy but i don't have it right now so if you do ...... fill in the blanks

9 comments:

doll said...

i love no 3..nothing last for ever...infact always is not forever

Tisha said...

i like.

One thing i always say when my back is up against the wall is that "There is a God who rules in the affairs of men"

A happy thing i add is that God still rules his church and he always shows up when we call...
smile!

Jaycee said...


1. Pain is inevitable: when you have a wartime mentality you realize that you aren't being singled out for pain but that everyone will at some point take a hit or get caught by flying shrapnel. Pain reminds you that you are still in the fight and not six feet under.


In war, shrapnels are bound to hit soldiers. Their skin surfaces are bound to tear, it's the extent of the tear that differs. We're in battle, let no one be deceived. I really loved this, you've done it for me again.

Please allow me to showcase this on my sidebar as my favorite post for the day.

Kafo said...

@ Jaycee: of course. i have to admit that No. 1 and 2 hold a special place in my heart cuz i really sometimes think i'm the only one in pain and spend too much time licking my wounds that by the time i get back to being a soldier more damamge has been done.

2. Tisha: I like
5. God is in control: hmmmmmm. Rom 8:28 he works all things out for good for those who love him and are called....
so true

3. Doll: sidney sheldon wrote a book a couple of years ago with this title and ever since then it has been a mantra. if always is not forever what is forever???
hmmm now i'm thinking

rethots said...

"The battle is already won:..." true but, oftentimes not easy to comprehend and life. Moreover, the battle being won already don't mean the journey would be without tough times.....

Blowing Blessings Your Way said...

Wow!...Hmmm...It ain't easy being a solider! But like you said...the battle has already been wrong! Thanks for keeping it REAL!!!

Kafo said...

@blowing blessings it way:there is this song by maurette Clark brown that says it ain't over until God says it's over and when I consider the struggle this gives mii peace

@rethots:yep tell me about it but one day at a time is all I have to handle

Rita said...

"The battlegrounds may not the look the same on every terrain"...very profound.

I love number 4

Kafo said...

@ Rita: so do i, but how quickly i forget. now if i could just print it indelibly on my subconscious i think i would not fret as much