Please our Commander
II Timothy - 2:3-4
"You therefore must endure
hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in
warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that
he may please him who enlisted him as a
subconsciously or both, we all have a natural desire to
please. For many it is
service to others while most it is pleasing
Soldiers of Christ, we need to focus first on pleasing the One that
enlisted us in the fight. This
is our Commander, Lord Jesus.
We are in His
army, and He has bought and paid for our lives with His own blood.
As such, our lives should be dedicated to serving and
soldiers are given orders that they do not understand, like or agree
with. The order may
place the soldier in a position that he or she does not feel capable
of doing. Soldiers may
also feel as though their commander has made a logistical mistake in
Christís army should not worry about these types of things.
Once we are assured of the authenticity of the instructions
as coming from our Commander, we can rest assured that they will
lead to His glory in some way, even if we cannot understand how at
outfits have a method of communicating orders from the commanders to
the soldiers in the field. Many times there are even safety
mechanisms built in to verify that the orders are authentic.
as Soldiers of Christ need to understand how we receive our
instructions from our Commander. Otherwise, how can we follow
His orders if we do not receive the orders? Is it possible to
please our Commander without following His instructions? What
do you think?!
need to be certain that we know our Commander and have a personal
relationship with Him. Secondly,
we need to understand how to know when we are truly receiving
His directions for us. Last, we need to have
the strength, determination and the courage to carry out these
instructions in a manner worthy of service to Him. This is how we will please Him.
This will be
another area of study in the future.
We will discuss how to make sure that the call and direction
on your life is from God and not from your flesh or from the enemy.
All directions and instructions must be tested to keep us on
the right path.
Soldier of Jesus Christ
Engaged in Warfare
(5) Please our Commander