I love this picture. The Lord has been speaking some things to me lately about it and the phrase “the fog of war" (see below)...
In military conflict, “the fog of war” is a reference to uncertainty...uncertainty of one’s own capabilities, the adversary’s capabilities, and the intent during engagement.
On the battlefield, individual soldiers can also experience this “fog” - in confusion of direction, location and perspective. Officers and soldiers get separated, orders get confused, poor communication happens.
How about us as fathers?
Getting lost or distracted in the day-to-day grind. Being lured away from our families by entertainment or hobbies. Pursuing the wrong “success” (money, position, security). Forgetting who we are in Christ. Prioritizing other things ahead of prayer and bathing in God’s Word.
Any of this sound familiar?
Yeah, me too.
It’s pretty easy to lose the way...so let’s refocus today.
I love what John Eldredge has to say on this: “there are three (3) eternal Truths:
(1) Things are not what they seem
(2) The world is at war
(3) Each of us has a role to play”
As a Dad In The Trenches you and I are in the midst of these eternal truths...
Dads, #fatherhoodiswar, but thankfully we have a great advocate and equipper in Jesus.
Just like this photo, He has equipped us with what we need to battle on.
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“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”
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Battle on, dear brothers.