We have a responsibility though, the responsibility of putting on the armor, the gear, and keeping it on, day and night. God does not do for us what we can and should do for ourselves. The armor serves no purpose if we leave it hanging in the closet. God does not put the armor on us, and does not force us to put it on. He, however, makes us aware of the importance and the need of putting it on, and keeping it on, and here is the reason, “So that you can stand against the devil’s schemes” (Eph 6:11).
Have you had any defeats lately? Were you in your armor at the time? I don’t think so. So where is your armor? Is it nicely tucked away in a suitcase, or in your closet? It won’t do you any good until you put it on, and keep it on! Victory on the battle field is only an armor away!