It’s so easy to get tangled up in multiple messes of everyday life to the point of distraction from God stuff.
It happens to us all.
Family conflict woes.
Personal morality — or immorality — woes.
Real estate or house repair woes.
The list goes on and on.
So often there are more woes than hours to resolve them, it seems.
So how are we to remain faithful with respect to the teaching of 2 Timothy 2:4?
“Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.”
Do the things of God first, that’s how.
Keep up with your daily prayer and Bible reading time.
Welcome any opportunity the Lord gives you for encouraging others and praying with them, particularly your family members.
Talk with others about the blessings that God has sent into your life and how He does the same for all who embrace Him.
Attend worship gatherings and home Bible study group meetings.
Tithe without fail.
Obey your Commanding Officer on high without making excuses as to why you’re not available for serving in the Lord’s Army.
Yes, we all have to manage our housing needs, our food needs, our transportation needs, job needs, family needs, etc..
In fact, if we don’t provide for our families, we’re worse than unbelievers, Paul wrote.
But providing a godly spiritual example is the greatest need they have from us. So let’s please the Commander of the Lord’s Army, Jesus Christ.
Let’s do what we need to do for the Lord and then we can do some of what we want to do for ourselves.
That way, we won’t get tangled up in cords that can drag us down rather than lift us up.
As always, I love you