There are two sides to all games, the offence and the defense. Too often, there also seems to be two sides to every relationship, conversation and business transaction; there’s an offence and a defense. It amazes me that there are those so skilled in taking control of the game by playing offence they seem to leave the other side totally confused. Some are so gifted in playing offense they manager to get an entire group of people running around in circles trying to protect each other.
I want to get really good at playing offense. I want to be the one who asks the questions that make the other side run, to stumble all over themselves as they try to explain themselves. And when there is guilt involved, I want to protect the innocent by playing the best offence ever.
I have to remind myself to stop running after the one with the ball, it only keeps me on the defense. Perhaps by not running, those playing offence will realize the rules have changed and the game has shifted! Maybe I need to begin playing a different game! Yep, I gotta get better at playing offence!
2 Replies to “Playing offence”
I know how you feel! I found that in life–just as they say in sports: “The best offense is a good defense.” And GI Joe: “Knowing is half the battle.” I only wish I had those cemented in my mind when I really needed them. 😉
I have heard this called the masculine parts and the feminine parts. Except that each has power, but in a different way. (And women can have good masculine parts and vice versa).
I think that what I have been afraid of is power — either of hitting someone over the head, or of being forced to do what I don’t wish to do. Ephesians 1:19 talks about “the exceeding greatness of His power toward us to believe…” What does that mean?
Or maybe I want to be really good at using power. Does that sound too unfeminine? or too un-Christian?