Ephesians 6: 10-18 calls us to put on the Armor of God:
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 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. 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. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God (NIV)
Choosing offense or defense in our daily walk is an interesting concept I had not considered until recently. I had the very fortunate opportunity to join over 400 men on a men’s retreat not too long ago and learned some important leadership techniques that I not only began to implement in my personal life, but chose to begin using them in my professional life as well. God calls us to not only be on the defensive and protect our hearts, but we must be prepared to go on the offensive as well. By being on the offense, we do not attack others, but we do not continuously take blows and stand firm in my faith. We must be prepared to live each day being ready to share our faith and the Word whenever possible as well as be a light that others can turn to. As a leader, we are always out in front of everyone and need to be prepared to not only speak truth, we must also be prepared for the attack and handle it with grace and strength no matter how difficult it may be.