Jesus always told us to love our enemies. This was probably one of the first things taught to us in church or even in Sunday School. But as we dig deeper into the stories of the Bible, we learn that God is a God of war. In life, you will encounter people who want to bring you down. Of course since God is on your side, He wants you to achieve victory in whatever it is that you are in. Sometimes there are people who will just be a nuisance to you but affect you greatly. How are you supposed to deal with these kinds of people?
What’s the connection between the Cold War and Jesus’ admonition to “love your enemies”? Everything! Be the bigger man (or woman), put forward a smile and refuse to show any anger, and you’ll have a great chance of winning him over. Now, even if you can’t win him over, even if there’s no chance for cooperation and reconciliation, the great thing about this principle is that it allows you to take advantage of two opponents that are entirely different from one another: the unwary enemy, and the enraged enemy!
You do not want an enraged enemy. Sun Tzu says, “Now in order to kill the enemy, our men must be roused to anger”. Therefore, the “angrier” you are and the calmer your enemy is, the better. Anger fuels energy and directs purpose. It supplies you with the motivation to achieve victory and prolongs your endurance.
Want to learn more about the strategies of life and how to win? Read the “Spiritual Art of War” by Bishop E. Bernard Jordan and start applying these principles! Click here to read the book!