I am a Soldier!

Fresh faced, spit shined, happy faces of graduates, all looking to the future. Are these graduates looking for jobs in the corporate world? Places to live? Marriage? No, something even worse, Middle School! I looked at some stats on what children in Middle School face…bullying, relationships, drug use, sexuality, pregnancy, violence… by the time I finished reading, only the blurbs on each of them, I was shocked. When I was in Middle School I was embarrassed because I had to wear a bra before any of the other girls, I was more ashamed than proud, talk of sex? Probably never even heard it whispered about… I don’t think that happened until I was in the 10th grade and one of the girls went out with a guy on the football team, all the girls gathered around her in gym class to hear what had happened, but when I came up, they hushed, they knew I was the preacher’s kid, therefore no one could talk like that in front of me! Now, who cares? Girls and boys openly talk about their sexual exploits, have abortions, take drugs and instead of it being something they are ashamed of, they have bragging rights! I looked at those young faces and wondered if they were all still happy, unaffected by family violence, or abuse; were they all still innocent? They recited something so wonderful, it is called “I Am A Soldier”, (author unknown) I am a soldier in the army of my God. I have been taught by the Holy Spirit, trained by experience, tried by adversity and tested by fire. I am a volunteer in the army, and I am enlisted for all eternity I will either retire in this army at the rapture or die in this army; but I will not get out, sell out, be talked out, or pushed out. I am faithful, reliable, capable and dependable. If my God needs me, I am there. If He needs me in the Sunday School to teach children, work with the youth, help adults or just sit and learn He can use me because I am there, I am a soldier! I am not a baby, I do not need to be pampered, petted, primed up, pumped up, picked up or pepped up. I do not need to be cuddled, cradled, cared for, or catered to. I am a soldier. No one has to call me, remind me, write me, visit me, entice me or lure me. I am a soldier, I am not a wimp. No one has to send me flowers, gifts, food, candy or give me handouts. I am committed.  I cannot have my feelings hurt bad enough to turn me around. I cannot be discouraged enough to turn aside. I cannot lose enough to cause me to quit. When Jesus called me into this army, I had nothing. If I end up with nothing, I still come out ahead, I will win because I am a soldier. My God has and will continue to supply all my needs. I am more than a conqueror I will always triumph. I can do all things through Christ. Devils cannot defeat me. People cannot disillusion me. Weather cannot weary me and sickness cannot stop me. Battles cannot beat me. Money cannot buy me. Governments cannot silence me and hell cannot handle me. I am a soldier. Even death cannot destroy me, for when my commander calls me from this battlefield, He will promote me to a Captain and then allow me to rule with Him. I am a soldier in the army, and I’m marching claiming victory. I will not give up, I will not turn around, I am a soldier marching heaven bound!  By the time they finished that I wanted to stand and cheer, BRAVO young soldiers, FIGHT ON! I say ONWARD Christian soldier marching as to war! We ARE at war, to save our young people from the clutches of the world! Fight ON!

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