If you have been following my Facebook or Twitter you know that yesterday I took a group of teenagers and adults to play paintball. Which was an EXPERIENCE! The last time I played I was in High School. As we played I began to see that there are 3 types of paintball players. They are:
The warrior is the first one to make a move on the opposition. He will put himself in harms way and conquer a large portion of the opposing team. However, his all out mentality occasionally cost him, but in the end he is the one who has the greatest experience.
The wannabe really wants to be a warrior but can’t get over the lingering fear of getting shot and being out of the game and so he plays in a timid fashion. Hiding and moving in the shadows to shoot a single member of the opposite team. This success propels him to play in an uninhibited fashion without forethought which brings about his demise.
The wimp is well a WIMP! They are more scared about the pain the may suffer or humiliation of getting out that they hide. They may never advance against the opposition and may never send a paintball into the field of play. However, they often succeed in lasting until the end of the game but really haven’t experienced anything.
Spiritually God has called us to be warriors NOT wimps. In fact we have been instructed to “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” (Ephesians 6:11).