On Your Feet Soldier

by Anita Mondragon
 
Overcoming is a spiritual issue. There are three main obstacles to overcome sin, the world, and the

devil. When we face these obstacles, we must NOT look at the physical implications. The devil will

ALWAYS make the problems appear to be much larger than they are! I don’t have a dishwasher, so

every time I have company over for dinner, by the time they leave…I have dirty dishes on the stove, the

counters, and filling both sinks! It looks like it will take me all night to get the kitchen cleaned up.

But…once I sort everything out, I find, it’s not really that big of a job after all.

The same holds true of the trials and tribulations we face in life. Sometimes, our problems look

insurmountable…but if we give them to God and let Him sort them out, we will find they really aren’t

that big!

Ministry is no different. When and if God calls you to do something…just go ahead and do it. There will

be many who tell you that you’re NOT qualified, you can’t do it, it’s impossible, stop being proud, etc.

The disdain and angry remarks will continue long after you have accomplished your task. But if you do it

as unto the Lord, and in the power of HIS might, you WILL achieve success!

Dr. Jeremiah gave five key points in becoming an Overcomer.

1. Refuse to be discouraged. Be persistent in your calling!

2. Reinforce your focus. Look to God for direction and help.

3. Reflect on your past victories. Take a look at what God has brought you through. So encouraging!

4. Run toward the problem or challenge. Meet it head-on!

5. Remember WHO your captain is…THE LORD ALMIGHTY. Do it for Him!

In his message to the troops, General Dwight D. Eisenhower started out his speech with these words,

“…The eyes of the world are upon you…”

The eyes of the world are upon us Believers who profess to KNOW and serve a living God as well, but

even more importantly, the eyes of the LORD HIMSELF are upon us, and when we follow His call, He will

show himself strong in our behalf and we WILL succeed in our purpose! Take a look at 2 Chronicles

16:9…it’s a promise you can count on!

9  For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself

strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. -2 Chronicles 16:9

KJV

The General’s speech went on to say, “Your task will not be an easy one. Your

enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely….

But I have full confidence in your devotion to duty and skill in battle.”

Can God Almighty say that about you? Is your heart completely His? Can He count

on you to be devoted to His cause?

This battle between Believers and Satan’s hoards is REAL people! ON YOUR FEET

SOLDIER! Put on the full armor of God and get ready to fight!

Anita Mondragon