“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 soldier” 2 Timothy 2:3-4, NKJV.
Make it your goal to please God. Make it your sole aim to give Him your best and focus on your assignment. Nothing else matters more. Therefore, don’t get entangled with the affairs of this life that have nothing to do with what you are aiming for. Don’t allow minor things to move you from walking in joy and faith. A hardness that we have to endure is simply keeping our goal, our pursuit, to please God in everything we do.
As you aim your heart at pleasing God, He will point you toward those God-inspired goals, and by the Holy Spirit, help you achieve them. You will say God is surely with me, aiding me to please Him.
Confession: I thank You Father for being my aim right now. I set my heart and mind to please You. I am a good soldier. I can be all that You have called me to be. I will put my trust in You and serve You with conviction. I praise God for helping me hit every target in my life. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Read: Psalm 35:27