2 Timothy 2:4 (NET) No one in military service gets entangled in matters of everyday life; otherwise he will not please the one who recruited him.
Terna did not realize how serious military service was until he joined. After he joined, he realized he couldn’t just pack and leave because he found it inconvenient. He was shocked to discover that his life now practically belonged to the government and he could die at any time in service to his country. He realized that as a soldier on active duty, he could not do what pleased him but only what was required by the command.
Since our relationship with God is spiritual and divine, there are many metaphors that describe it. We are sons, we are servants, we are soldiers, etc.
Many believers understand the sonship part of their relationship with God but fail to understand that they are also soldiers. As soldiers, we cannot afford to entangle ourselves with the things of this present world. We cannot afford to have the same value system as the people of this world.
We have a mission and our mission takes top priority. God has real expectations of us, and we cannot afford to fail Him. The Holy Spirit has been given to us to help us succeed.
Any believer who fails to understand the soldier dimension of his interaction with God’s Kingdom will shortchange himself in this journey of life.
Go into today remembering that you’re a soldier in the army of the Lord. You have a mission here to complete. You are strong, wise, and invincible because He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world.