3 Things to Do; And 4 Scriptures to Know
Do you ever feel like life is throwing you one curveball after another? From unexpected job loss to strained relationships, it can be difficult to navigate the obstacles that come our way. But what if you had a guidebook that could help you prepare for and overcome these threats? That’s where the Bible comes in.
In this blog, first we look at how you can take a personal threat assessment. And in the next one, Preparing for Threats – 4 Scriptures to Know we’ll explore four key scriptures that offer valuable insight on how to stay alert, resist the devil, cleanse our hearts and put on the armor of God. Whether you’re looking to overcome personal challenges or simply seeking guidance on how to navigate life’s ups and downs, this blog has something for everyone. So, join us as we delve into the timeless wisdom of the Bible and discover how to stay strong in the face of adversity.
How to take your personal threat assessment.
What is the greatest threat to your peace and happiness?
You’re invited to take this personal threat assessment that’s used by professionals when they’re dealing with threats to our nation and to the world.
- Identify the threats to your life and to your family.
Ask yourself, what is one threat you know you have in your life that you are particularly vulnerable to right now?
I have to be careful because my thinking can get me into trouble. If I start to think in the wrong direction, it can cause me to start to react to that thinking. If I don’t realize that thinking is a lie, it can drag me into an emotional response, which does not honor God and is not healthy for me.
2. Assess the threats potential for harm in your life.
Some threats have minimal effect in your life, but others have potential to grow into something that can kill us.
An unhealthy relationship can be innocent, but it has the potential to greatly damage your life. Not managing your money correctly long term can threaten to destroy your financial security and your family.
As you look at each of these threats, give each one a number – that’s a 10. If I’m not careful with that threat, it’s like putting my hand on the stove. I’m going to burn myself.
3. Put together an intentional plan to prepare for the threats.
How do you prepare for the next threat that’s coming – because it’s coming.
We put on a seat belt because we know there’s a threat out there. Many of us have never had to use a seat belt. We drive for thousands of miles, and the seat belt does nothing. That thing that we just do by habit – putting on a seat belt – may someday protect you when that threat of an accident becomes a reality.
In the next blog we’ll look at what God’s Word has to say about threats.