No soldier when in the service gets entangled in the enterprises of (civilian) life; his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him. 2 TIMOTHY 2:4
Do you ever find yourself struggling to do something God has called you to do because you’re busy with other things? In today’s verse, Paul tells Timothy that a good soldier avoids getting entangled in things that won’t please the person who enlisted him. In other words, a good soldier keeps his priorities in order and pleases God by refusing to do things that could distract him.
If you want to fulfill God’s purpose for your life, you’ll have to learn how to stay away from the entanglements of the world. This may mean saying no to an opportunity you’d like but really don’t have time for. It could mean exercising good boundaries and not getting too wrapped up in other people’s problems; there is a difference between godly involvement and entanglement. At times, it may even mean being less focused on your own problems, because they certainly can distract us from God’s will and purpose for our lives.
When God calls you to do something, He will also raise up others to do the things that you don’t need to be doing. Trust Him to do this, and don’t let yourself get entangled in them.
Love Yourself Today: Focus on your true priorities.