People go into the military KNOWING it will be tough and KNOWING they will be tested. From boot camp to battle and even after that, life is demanding and tough.
They don’t fuss about the training because they KNOW the training is extremely important for the incredible job they are doing. (Fussing and crying are different. There are times for tears and that’s okay. Tears are cleansing.)
And people respect when others accept this calling to go into the military and into battle in this all-or-nothing sacrifice.
We have a choice to follow Jesus.
And we KNOW it will be tough and that we’ll be tested. The Bible says life will be tough, yet many times we fuss, “Why me?”
Why you? Oh, beautiful child of God, don’t you understand?
~ Because God sees something MORE in you than you’re able to see in yourself yet; this is “why you.” ~
God didn’t cause people to make bad choices and hurt you. He’s the One who can turn the test into a testimony and the mess into a message.
“And we know that in ALL things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Some people have heard their calling and are living it. They have peace even when it storms, real help because God won’t leave them on their own to do a job He’s called them to, and they’ll tell you they wouldn’t go back to their old life for any reason.
If you will let Him, God will make you into a soldier who is able to do more than you could ever imagine on your own. He will give you a job He’s prepared just for you.
And EVERY part of your life is training. Nothing is wasted.
ALL the stuff you’ve been through has meaning. Give it to Him. Ask Him what His plan is for your life. God is a detail God. ALL your details matter. Trust Him.