Chances are if you’ve watched The Masters for any length of time this week you’ve seen the commercial with the guys carrying a portrait of Bobby Jones while sharing his famous quote, “Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch course…the space between your ears.”

And so it goes for us as Christ-followers — except we’re not in competition — we’re in an outright battle for the space between our ears. It is this five-and-a-half-inch space that determines our actions, choices… victory or defeat.

It’s no wonder the enemy wastes no time in targeting our minds. If he can take this strategic space captive through fear, discouragement, doubts, etc., our actions are sure to follow. “If” being the key word as Paul reminds us in 2 Corinthians that we are to choose to take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ. The choice is ours.

For the Christ follower, victory in the five-and-a-half-inch-space is won in a fifteen-inch-strategic-space-inspired-by-The-Master…an open Bible.

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