Whether it’s a professional sports activity, or a friendly round of golf, or even some simple chores around the house, virtually all activities can benefit from being in what is called the “athletic position.” In this position, the weight is centered over the base of support and distributed equally on both feet. The waist is bent and the core is engaged. Legs are also slightly bent, while the hands and arms are extended from the waist. The body is ready to be put into motion with a quick shift.
Some coaches refer to it as the “ready position,” as it is indicative of what the person is preparing to do. In the ready position you are preparing yourself for some action; exactly which action is as yet, unknown. Thus, this position should prepare a person for movement in any direction.
Activity for a follower of Jesus goes beyond physical movements. It is spiritual. We live and walk by the Spirit (Gal. 5:25). We also do warfare by the spirit (Eph. 6:12). These spiritual activities require us to be in a “ready position” also.
Be well balanced and always alert, because your enemy, the devil, roams around incessantly, like a roaring lion looking for its prey to devour. (1 Peter 5:8, TPT)
Being in a spiritually ready position makes you aware of the enemy’s whereabouts, strategies, and attacks. But even more being in a spiritually ready position puts you in a position to fight back, where you can block the fiery darts of accusation and condemnation. You can also send the forces of darkness running with the command of God’s word.
Your spiritual ready position is a fighting position. You don’t have to put up with lies, guilt, shame, fear, confusion, disease, sickness, debt, hopelessness, etc. You have at your confession all the promises of God!