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Soldiers, atheletes and farmers

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Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.  Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.  And athletes cannot win the prize unless they follow the rules.  And hardworking farmers should be the first to enjoy the fruit of their labor. – 2 Timothy 2:3-6

As believers, we often find ourselves pulled in different directions

  • we long to serve the Master, to love Him with all our mind, soul and strength
  • our jobs sometimes pulls us away from our spiritual desires
  • the needs of our families and friends also vie for our attention and strength
  • our personal needs probably scream the loudest for attention
  • the world joins in by shouting at us the pleasures that it has in store

It’s like walking through a street bazaar for tourists! Everyone wants your attention! No…

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