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In moments of despair, depression, and disillusionment, we need to take a cue from our brother Paul and shake it off. Literally, Paul shook the snake off him and didn’t suffer any effects from what should have been a lethal bite.
Helmets were the ancient headgear that inspired the crown. If we viewed our spiritual crowns more like helmets, it would shift our perspective. It would clarify how to maintain grit over the long haul. It would create a more accurate mental picture for the battle that lies ahead.