God’s Preparation

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Julius Caesar was one of history’s greatest military leaders. Under his inspired leadership, Roman armies achieved many mighty victories, frequently defeating forces with vastly superior resources.

He faced one of his biggest challenges in Africa at the battle of Thapsus in 49 BC during Rome’s civil war. Even though his soldiers were experienced and highly skilled, they were outnumbered. Caesar knew they needed an extra level of preparation and discipline for the conflict ahead.

An officer in his army wrote that Caesar “drilled with his troops not like a commander with an army of veterans that had been victorious in the hardest battles, but like a gladiatorial fencing master with new recruits.”

His troops might have wondered why he pushed them so hard. But he wanted them to be ready for the challenges that lay ahead. Their skills needed to be honed, and they had to be in top condition. Because of his dedication to preparation and the precision of his training, Caesar’s forces won the battle.

As Christians, we need to remember that God wants us to be ready for the challenges of life. He knows that we will face problems and go through uncertainty and opposition. Like a wise father (and a wise military commander), He knows the importance of discipline. Why discipline? Because He loves us and wants us to be prepared and ready for victory.

You may be facing tough times or going through challenges. Just remember that God is with you. He wants you to be disciplined, strong in the Spirit, and prepared for the battles of life. Don’t resist His work or give up. Instead, submit yourself to Him.

Trust Him. He’s preparing you for victory!