Yesterday's blog post entitled, "Warriors Don't Run", dealt with confronting whatever we may be facing. II Timothy 1:7, teaches us that God has not given us the spirit of fear, but rather we have been given power, love, and a sound mind (self-control, self-discipline).
Another attribute of a warrior is his/her voice. Warriors are not quiet. As such, we have been commanded to sound the alarm and not be timid about making noise! All too often, we live life under a code of silence--in our homes, families, communities, churches, places of employment, etc. Silence is often used a scheme of the enemy. When he uses silence to accomplish his agenda, it is can be lethal. Silence perpetuates corruption, enabling, co-dependency, intimidation, bullying, cycles of abuse, addictions and other negative behaviors, family secrets, and generational bondage.
Have you ever seen a commercial for a public service announcement, "See something? Say something!" Many things can be averted, halted, and ultimately thwarted when break the code of silence and speak up. Yet, all too often fear (of backlash, retaliation, exposure, shattered image, condemnation, and so on) prevails and silence endures.
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