2 Timothy 2:4 (ESV)
No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.
Did you know that as a Christian, you have been enlisted as a soldier representing the Kingdom of God? You no longer represent yourself. God will train you through His word, your pastor’s teaching and your own devotion time.
As we’re being trained, there can be times where we have to put aside what feels good in order to do what’s right. There will be times when you’d rather watch TV, or hang out with friends instead of spending time reading the Bible or in prayer. However, it’s what you do in times of training that help you become set up for success when the trials of life come your way.
Remember today that you’re not just living for yourself. You’re living for God and there are times when you have to put aside what is easy or feels good in order to go deeper in your relationship with God.
Dear Lord, be with us as we train to be the ones You want us to be. Help us to get into Your Word and study and then share what we learn. In the Name of Jesus, Amen.