DRESSED TO KILL - Ugochi Oritsejolomisan
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Now that I got your attention, I will tell you what this is all about. But first let me tell what it is not, it is not an idiomatic expression (not in this case), I am not talking about a kind of dressing to get everyone’s attention, it is not the  1980’s erotic crime thriller either, I wouldn’t recommend the movie to anyone (showing indecent clips) in my opinion.

Now what is this all about? You must be wondering: it is about dressing right in order to face every day’s challenges. Life is a war with different battles to fight. And like in any battle, if you stand unprepared you become a casualty of this war called life.

We must not just wait on life, wait to live, we must prepare to live! No one who knows there is a battle to fight just steps into the battle front casually, that would be a suicide mission. 

We must be prepared every day to face and overcome the challenges life will throw at us, we cannot escape these battles as long as we breathe and live on this planet. So it is best we know the right kind of armour to put on every day.

Life is not funfair, if it was I would have no business discussing this here. Every challenge, every trial, every temptation, every sickness, every lack, every persecution and the other many things we have to contend with are battles in this war called life. They are battles we cannot escape, battles we must have to fight one time or another until we depart the earth.  So dress up we must, dressed with both defensive and offensive armour helps us to stand up and stand strong in the face of life’s daily challenges. I am not referring to helmets, swords and all; the armour I am talking about here is much more superior and way greater than these mere physical things that can be destroyed. I am talking about your spiritual armour, the battles we face are more spiritual than physical, and everything you see comes from the unseen.
2Corinthians 10:3 

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:

When you are able to conquer in the spiritual realm, the physical becomes a walk over because the spiritual controls the physical.  And since we fight a spiritual battle we are to dress in spiritual armor:

2Corinthians 10:4 (GW)

The weapons we use in our fight are not made by humans. Rather, they are powerful weapons from God.

So what should we dress in?

Ephesians 6:11 

Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

And a further read will reveal the armour

Ephesians 6:14-18 

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Let us run through them:

  • For the belt -truth- knowing and following the truth Proverbs 12:19, 20:28
  • For the breastplate- righteousness Proverbs 14:34
  • For the shoes- the gospel-walking in obedience to the gospel Isaiah 1:19
  • For the shield- faith Mark 11:23
  • For the helmet- salvation- Being hopeful of victory
  • For the sword- God’s word Revelation 12:11, James 1:21
  • Then comes prayer Luke 22:40
  • And perseverance: no quitter ever wins Hebrews 10:36

These are the “dresses” we must put on daily if we must “kill” our challenges and overcome them. Remember we cannot escape challenge but we can stand strong in the midst of life’s battles and win.

Are you “dressed to kill” today?

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Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

  • Lisa Vaughn
    Posted at 08:51h, 10 September

    Thank You for sharing this. God supplies us with every weapon needed to stop the enemy from plundering our territory! I recently wrote a related post…Move Aside Satan!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 11:18h, 10 September

      Oh yes He does!He never leaves us helpless or hopeless! And we owe Him everything for this.
      Thanks for coming by , and leaving a note.
      Have a super blessed week Lisa!

  • Katherines Corner
    Posted at 00:41h, 09 September

    Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite things blog hop. xo

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:24h, 09 September

      Thanks Katie!
      The pleasure was mine, have a super blessed week ahead!

  • Frank King
    Posted at 19:00h, 08 September

    I enjoyed reading this post. As you stated, the real battle is in the spiritual realm. The arm of flesh is no match for a spiritual battle. If we try to fight our battles with natural weapons, results will be subpar.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:23h, 09 September

      I am glad you found it enjoyable Frank.
      Thanks a lot for stopping by!
      Have a super blessed week!

  • Linda
    Posted at 14:17h, 08 September

    Very clever to grab attention and then have something meaningful to say.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:22h, 09 September

      I am glad you found it so Linda!
      Thanks a lot for stopping by!
      Have a super blessed week!

  • Cassie {two-in-diapers.blogspot.com}
    Posted at 18:57h, 07 September

    Thanks for the reminder, friend! I’m a new follower from the Aloha Friday hop, and I’d love a visit back at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com when you get the chance! 🙂

    • Hope Reid
      Posted at 22:46h, 07 September

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    • Hope Reid
      Posted at 22:47h, 07 September

      What a powerful post. What a great reminder that we need our spiritual armour to defeat the enemy. Truely a blessing. Thanks for sharing.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:21h, 09 September

      Thanks Cassie and Hope, I appreciate your stopping by.
      Have a super blessed week ahead!

  • Annmarie Pipa
    Posted at 15:04h, 07 September

    He never said it was easy…just possible with faith.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:14h, 09 September

      Truth said Annmarie!
      Thanks a lot for stopping by!
      Have a super blessed week!

  • Sharon Lachendro
    Posted at 20:55h, 06 September

    I’m a new follower from the thirsty thursday blog hop! Stop by and follow back:
    I’ve got a great blog design giveaway going on right now!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:07h, 09 September

      Thanks Sharon for stopping by!
      Have a super blessed week!

  • Sarah Fontenot
    Posted at 00:36h, 07 September

    I LOVE this post. Thank you for sharing this!!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:13h, 09 September

      Thanks a lot Sarah for stopping by!
      Have a super blessed week!

  • Pepper Tan
    Posted at 23:06h, 06 September

    That’s one fundamental truth: life is difficult. It’s laden with challenges one after the other. But when we have God in our hearts, there’s nothing we can’t handle.

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:12h, 09 September

      “But when we have God in our hearts, there’s nothing we can’t handle.” Truth Pepper!
      Thanks a lot for stopping by!
      Have a super blessed week!

  • Tanya
    Posted at 18:58h, 06 September

    Thanks for the reminder to put on my armor daily! Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:07h, 09 September

      Thanks Tanya, and for stopping by!
      Have a super blessed week!

  • Becca Acker
    Posted at 16:30h, 06 September

    What an amazing God we serve. He gives us the “clothing” we need to face every day life and not be defeated by it!

    • Ugochi
      Posted at 14:06h, 09 September

      Yes He is amazing, wants our best all the time.
      Thanks Becca for stopping by!
      Have a super blessed week!