Have you ever felt like what you do everyday is not quite as exciting or as wonderful as you family, friends, or even the person you stand next to in line at the store? I have to tell you that I feel that way often, especially right now because I’m living at home bumming off my parents until I get a job.
At times like these I have to remember that God has a plan for my life. On Sunday, at church, we sang a song, that, at the time made me laugh, because of the discordant clapping that was attempted by several of our church members, but later really had me thinking. Everyday we all encounter obstacles in our lives. It may be a simple thing as not being able to find the car keys when you have a meeting in 10 minutes or you could encounter something much harder like losing your job. Obstacles are a part of life and its how you handle these obstacles that makes you who you are. Many people feel the need to rant and rave or just sit down and do nothing. For me...I choose to trust in God and know that these obstacles are here to make me a stronger person and that God’s plan is so much greater than mine.
In 2 Timothy 2:3-4 (NLT) it says, “ Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. And as Christ’s soldier, do not let yourself become tied up in the affairs of this life, for then you cannot satisfy the one who has enlisted you in his army.”
I love the part of this verse where it says, “...do not become tied up...,” I believe that is so true. So often, we lose our purpose because we are worrying too much about what is going on in our life and are not focused on what God wants us to do.
Anyway, I just wanted to let everyone know that although life may throw you curve balls and it may be littered with obstacles, God loves us and has enlisted us in his army. So I say...Onward Christian Soldiers.