I learn a military technique of the morning briefing to alert soldiers to potential threats, inform them of possible means of attacks, and explain what strategies exist to combat potential threats. I think of the mental preparation associated with the briefing. Some surprise attack may come, so what will we do?
I pause this morning and consider what's before me today--the potential challenges, temptations, and pitfalls both physical and spiritual. I gather my resources, assess my options, and plan my escape route or my means of resistance.