ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How To Face A Dragon

Updated on August 2, 2014


The following is a series of posts I did on Facebook, over a period of 5 days. Originally they were 4 separate thoughts tied to a theme. This is an attempt to combine them into one writing. I pray that How To Face A Dragon will be a faith builder for all, and a reality check for others. We all will face a dragon someday, I pray that this Hub will leave you better prepared for the fight that will surely come.


Can You Tell Me Please, How To Face A Dragon

Discovering What Really Matters

Have you ever needed to boil your faith down to its simplest form? Have you discovered what things really matter?

In light of the multitude of Christian doctrines, philosophies, and preachers that influence our lives, can you tell me, what has mattered the most?

When you came face to face with fear and doubt; was it John Calvin's name you whispered? When you starred Death in eyes, was it the writings of Jacob Arminius that appeared on your lips? When you were overwhelmed by despair, did quoting Charles Spurgeon reassure your soul and silence the voice of doubt?

What do you reach for in your moments of deepest need? In which doctrines is your strength and courage stored? Where is you faith kept?

The answers to these questions are the things that matter. They are the things that enable us to continue in well doing without fainting. These are the things that we need to master.

These days I find little value in high theological debate. Tell me simply please...

How do I face the Dragon?

Dragon's Breath

Know How To Use Your Weapons

A day of testing will come to all who profess Christ. At some point, you will face the Dragon. The Dragon's breath is a furnace that destroys all that is perishable.

When facing the dragon my weapon of choice is Jesus, Give me Jesus.

Having said that, I am finding that many Christians are unable to convert what they know about Christ into something useful. They have filled their hearts and minds with doctrines that make them religious, but in the heat of battle, they are weaponless. When the Dragon comes, they must flee or parish.

Dear believer, when the dragon opens his mouth, will you be able to stand? Is your faith in Christ fireproof?

Can you face the dragon?

Ann Durso with her Husband Jim
Ann Durso with her Husband Jim

Get Down On Your Knees and Reach For Your Shield

Dragons take on many forms. War, Murder, Disease, Poverty, Divorce, Injustice: anything that threatens your life or security physically or spiritually.

I know a woman who faced a Dragon. The dragon's name was Cancer and it stole her life December 23rd 2012. Anna Durso was a warrior who fought her dragon to the death. She Clung to her faith and never surrendered. Physical Death is a certainty for all who live. But for those who are in Christ, it is a beginning.

Our victory is measured by the strength of our faith, not the number of our days. Ann faced the dragon and was victorious. Her faith carried her across death's doorway and into to the arms of Christ Jesus.

When my dragon shows its face and I hear the beating of its wings, when his fiery breath burns upon my flesh, I will fall to my knees and reach for my shield. It will be people like Ann that I think of, people who faced the dragon and never gave up. Those who went into battle screaming

"Though you slay me, I will live."

Ephesians 6:16
Above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.

Dragons Horde

Guard Your Treasure

According to folklore, dragons horde treasure. They seek it out, taking from kings and peasants alike for their own pleasure. For those of us in Christ, our treasures are not of this world but are spiritual in nature. Focused on Christ, our faith is as Gold, but far more valuable.

All dragon have this in common, they seek to rob you of your faith in Christ. It is your greatest treasure

Dear Christian, a day will come when you will face a dragon. He will burn and claw his way into the store rooms of your faith. If it is possible, he will leave you without hope, naked and vulnerable.

1 Peter 1:7
That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,

The Dragon Slayer

Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Romans 8:37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
Christ Jesus is our champion
Christ Jesus is our champion

It is a terrible thing to face a dragon, but dear friend, if your faith is guarded by Christ, Your faith is not so easily taken. Watch, stand fast in your faith, be brave and be strong for you do not fight alone. The keeper of your faith can't be defeated. Your hope in Him is not misplaced. For you see dear child of God, Jesus is your champion, the greatest of dragon slayers. He will not be defeated.

1st Corinthians 16:13
Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong.

I started out this Hub with the question Do you know what matters? The answer is found in the book of 1st Corinthians and was pinned by a the apostle Paul. A man who faced many dragons. His answer to the question is pretty clear. Jesus is all that really matters.

Your Brother in Christ


The Only Thing That Really Matters


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Abrushing1968 profile imageAUTHOR

      Aaron Rushing 

      4 years ago from USA- Florida

      Indeed, Lifegate, indeed.

    • lifegate profile image

      William Kovacic 

      4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Excellent thoughts, Brother. Encouraging, yet convicting. May we stand shoulder to shoulder when the time comes to - face the dragon.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)