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God fights His battles through His strongest soldiers. So how is that God’s strongest soldiers get persecuted the most? God’s strongest soldiers are in infantry regiment. They are forward line of defence, He keeps His strongest people in front therefore they take the enemy’s attack straight on, resulting in heavy casualties. One strong soldier inspires many others to replace him. The enemy keeps fighting the strong soldiers not getting a chance to penetrate God’s defences thus the not so strong soldiers get protection.
God’s way is not our way. Strong are people who are going through persecution in their lives. Many appear weak but God makes strength in their weaknesses. The more fragile they may appear the stronger their perseverance is and that’s how they are strong soldiers of God. These are the very people who are victorious in every walk of life. You can see the smile on their faces in spite of all persecution their bodies have gone through, it is their true strength. Many others who are leading a normal life find it difficult to smile under circumstances. If they are brought under persecution, they break easily. They are found with in numerous complaints. They are easily cowed down and don’t have hope or faith upon miracles.
In the world we have normal people in infantry. It’s different from God’s way to win over evil intentions. I know during my tenure, in spite of my physical challenges, I always overcame situations. The others came to me for advice and I was never short of answers.
One day a man who had his leg plastered saw me laughing, he said, I have amazing strength because even for a few days of his ailment, he was full of complaints.
I said, God is my strength. He asked me although I was having a permanent disability; I believed there is God! I said, if I am still laughing and not complaining, it is God’s strength working within me. Moreover, I am not begging; I am earning a living with dignity.
So, always remember to give glory to God irrespective of your circumstances.
Cross references Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 2 Corinthians 12:10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Timothy 3:12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. John 15:18 If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. Luke 6:22 Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?