For a Christian, nothing should be more important than living a life that pleases God. And I believe that deep down, every genuine Christian wants to please God. This is not an innate desire. Rather, we receive it when God changes our heart and we become partakers of His Spirit. But living a life that pleases God is not happenstance. It can come about only through a daily commitment. “No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier,” the Bible says (2 Tim. 2:4). This verse shares valuable insight on how to please God. You see, the Lord has called each of us to be a soldier for Him. And according to this verse, we can’t be effective soldiers if we allow ourselves to be entangled with the affairs of this life. We know this is true even for soldiers in our nation’s military.From this verse, I conclude that in order for us to please God with our life, our daily priority must be those matters that pertain to the Kingdom of God. Even as a preacher of the gospel, I find my quest to please God to be a challenge. For instance, I am a father, a husband, an employee, and a preacher. These roles don’t always fit perfectly together.
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