Much has happened particularly in Colorado and California in the past few weeks that has caused people to take a different mindset on their personal security in this country. Although terrorism is a primary concern for many, the likelihood that you will encounter a terrorist is pretty slim. The likelihood that you are going to experience evil in the form of a thug that you encounter when out everyday is much more likely. This would hold true for our places of worship, ministries, and work. We are in a world that evil, like what we have seen, can happen anywhere and anytime. Do you have the right mindset to deal with the threat? Do you possess the necessary training or are you just what I call a "Certificate Holder" that has the right to carry a gun? During training, I tell students that I am a really nice guy until it is time to not be a nice guy. Are you able to not be a nice person if you are confronted with someone bent on doing evil? Sun Tzu, author of The Art of War, wrote “If you know your enemy and you know yourself, you need not fear the result of one hundred battles. If you know yourself but not your enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” Think about that and ask yourself where you might be in that statement.
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