Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is not crowned unless he competes according to the rules. It is the hard-working farmer who ought to have the first share of the crops. Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.
2 Timothy 2:3-7 ESV
When i woke up this morning and read this scripture it pulled on my heart strings because lately i have been considering my personal walk with Jesus and his purpose for my life. In 2 Timothy 1:8-9 Paul tells Timothy that he should not be ashamed in professing the word of God because he was called to do so not because of his works but because of God’s purpose for his life. Paul is encouraging Timothy to pursue the calling that God but on his life. That you must not stop in your calling and don’t be ashamed or afraid of it because God has a purpose for you to achieve. A good soldiers see the order that his commander provides and follows it not considering the civilian and there need but only looking at what the commander asked him to do. As christian we must foucs on Jesus and daily come to him and ask him what he as need for us to do. WhenI was a child i thought that God’s calling on your life was one moment in time were you did something for God and then the rest of your life was left to your pleasure. So i would be on the alert for a big burning bush moment to arrive in my life but that is not how God works not even in that story. Let look at Moses for one moment his story starts befoe he was born. God know what he need to free his people, one who understood Egyptian life from both sides. He had to survive the decree by Pharaoh so God gave Moses’s sister and mother a plan to preserve him. Then God gave him an education and he suffer some guilt from being a Hebrew in Pharaoh’s house. He was not subjected to slavery but he saw what his people had to endoure and it made him mad and he killed a man who was mistreating a slave. Then he flees the only home he knows to rome the wilderness until he finds a camp of Midian and he married the priest of Midian daughter and hehad children and keep flocks. As he did these things the old king of Egypt died and the slavery of the Iseraeliets became so rough that they began to cry out to God and he heard there cries and then God sent the angle of the Lord to appear to him with his 1 st direct assignment. Though Moses questioned the Lord at first the more he followed and trusted him the more assignment he was able to produce and finish. When we look at his tim line we see that God placed us in each moment of our time to understand and fulfill his goals for the kingdom. We must not be ashamed of were we are, how we worship or even our past mistakes or future miss ups God has a plan and a purpose for our life. We must come to him knowing that each moment is driving us to the eternal calling God has on our lifes. Don’t be afraid of it open your eyes and run the race that God has called you too. You may not understand all the time, it may not seem like you are moving but know this you are time is nothing to God he moves as we ar need to move in each situation. The more we learn of him the more we see that life is not about the individual but about Him. We do what we do for him not others not self but for God and if we suffer in the process know that it is not in vain or forgotten. As a Christian life is more then just this side we have a home beyond what we see. I orders live beyond us it never stops in death. The seeds we plant in this world don’t end with us. Don’t let the world distract you from the things that God called you to do. Keep foucs, don’t be ashamed or afraid and live life with the eternal in mind. Love peace and blessing unto you