Your Place in God’s Army

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

“You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit, and that your fruit would remain, so that whatever you ask of the Father in My name He may give to you.”- John 15:16 NASB

Lucian Truscott was serious about the challenge of military command. Born on this day in 1895, he rose through the ranks to become one of the major American military leaders of the twentieth century.

Among his accomplishments, he led the Northern Attack Group in the assault of Morocco in November 1942, and the 6th Corps that entered Rome on June 4, 1944. He became commander of the 5th Army, and succeeded George Patton as 3rd Army commander. Later, he served as military governor of Bavaria in September 1945.

Based on his studies of battles (coupled with his personal experience), Truscott came to the conclusion that it was not armies that won wars, but individuals. He observed, “One of the first lessons that battle impresses on one is that no matter how large the force engaged, every battle is made up of small actions by individuals and small units.” He knew that victory depended on the dedication, skill, and contributions of each soldier.

This same principle applies to the spiritual realm. We are involved in spiritual warfare, and each Believer is called to play a role in God’s army. Each person has been given unique gifts and resources, and has a special assignment. And each assignment is important. If we are to win, we all need to do our part.

Today, do not sit on the sidelines, or think that you do not matter. Remember that you are special to God. He has given you time, talent, and treasure, and opportunities to serve Him. He has chosen you, with a special assignment just for you. Seek to be faithful, and that your life is bearing fruit.


Prayer: Father, show me the role that You want me to play in Your army. Help me to be faithful to accomplish Your objectives. I commit my life and resources to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.