17/365: Keep Your Guard Up

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.  ~ 1 Peter 5:8-9

When you are tired, beaten down, and feel like throwing in the towel...hold steady.  Learn from those who have been knocked down and kept rising up to fight again. 

When the world tag teams you with evil and adversity, you need a team to fight with you. So keep your guard up.  Train hard with the help of a core group.  Keep rising to fight again and again. 

GO DEEPER:  Colossians 1: 9-14

NEXT STEP:  Focus on helping someone else train to fight temptation. In doing so, you will gain a training partner who can help you keep your guard up.