What’s Your Dragon?
Everyone battles a dragon at some point in their life. Sometimes the demonic spirit produces great evils that take millions of lives. Racism, false religion, persecution, corruption, and terrorism are a few of the dragons we are currently battling.
In reality most of the dragons we face are not the type that exist outside of us. Most of the dragons that threaten us are ones we have incubated, nurtured, and raised in our own hearts. Lust, pride, greed, selfishness in all its forms, hatred, the abandonment of responsibility, lack of self-discipline—these are the kind of dragons that usually destroy us. It is these “small” internal dragons that become the huge external ones mentioned earlier.
The small battles we face are part of a much bigger war. Understanding where we fit in God’s strategy will help us to take our individual assignments more seriously. Also, understanding what our enemy is trying to accomplish will help us recognize his devices and resist him with wisdom.
My prayer is that we will be equipped to slay every dragon we encounter—not only in the world but also in our lives.
“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them. But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,”
Colossians 3:5-10 NKJV