We’ve all had something in life that we have prepared for or even fought for. Whether it was a goal, an event, training for something or a dream we are chasing. When I recently watched the Beats By Dre World Cup commercial, I could not help but be inspired and to ultimately question my faith. If you have not watched it, or even if you have, please take five minutes to watch it now or again. See if you can find some of the worldly sins: greed, envy, lust, vanity, anger, pride, gluttony through out ‘the game before the game.” (I recommend watching in full HD screen)
What did you catch in the video? For me, I saw such a metaphor for life and it really made me ask myself some questions, which I’m still in the process of answering.
What sins are present in my life?
Am I wearing the full armor of my faith?
Am I praying for my armor like some pray in this video?
Did you notice the lyrics to the song in the background? It says: “Ain’t no God on these streets in the heart of the jungle.”
Is God on my streets?
Am I willing to go into the jungle to peruse my dreams?
It’s pretty incredible that such a video, with the ability to have such exposure, would be made with this message. I can’t help but view it as a calling to all of us to be reminded that our faith is what carries us. It is what sustains us as we make our way through this jungle of a world.
We are all faced with sins and challenges.
We are all on the pursuit of happiness.
We are all in need of armor.
The Bible says:
Ephesians 6:10-18 (NIV)
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
What I would ask you today is: Are you wearing your armor in The Game Before The Game of your life? Is your faith strong enough to lead you through the jungle?