Fight Like a Solider!
2 Timothy 2:3-5 New Life Version (NLV)
3 Take your share of suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No soldier fighting in a war can take time to make a living. He must please the one who made him a soldier. 5 Anyone who runs in a race must follow the rules to get the crown.
Growing up as kids you were either the one that fought for everyone or you had someone you could go to to fight your battles. Often in every battle there is a level of anxiety or nervous energy that stimulates us to either fight or flee. Do you find yourself sometimes wanting to give up and just walk away. I encourage you not to give up! Paul writes to Timothy, to "Take your share of suffering as a good soldier of Jesus Christ." One version of the Bible says, "Endure Hardness as a good solider." As Christian there are some battles we have to fight and many we must fight alone. We must be good solider along the way!
A good solider knows how important preparation is. Soldiers go through weeks sometimes months of basic training in order to fight. A good solider knows how to receive orders and follow them. A good solider will also fight till the end and not give up. As Children of God we must realize the importance of preparation. Preparation for us is knowing the word of God. Reading the Word of God and praying are our most powerful weapons for battle. Hardness will come but we must fight as a good solider. No more giving up. No more giving in stand on God's Word and he will give you what you need to be a "Good Solider."
Fight on Solider!
Pray this Prayer:
Heavenly father I thank you for this day. I need you to teach me how to be a good solider. Give me what I need to endure the hard times of life. Teach how to face hard times and not give up. I want to please you in all my ways. I love you I thank you for enduring the cross for me. In Jesus name.