Spirit & Life Devotional
Wednesday, October 23
TRAINED FOR BATTLE
1 Chronicles 12:8 says, “Some Gadites joined David at the stronghold in the wilderness, mighty men of valor, men trained for battle, who could handle shield and spear, whose faces were like the faces of lions, and were as swift as gazelles on the mountains.”
Talent is one thing, training is another; talent is natural, training is acquired: a man can have both. A trained man without talent can do better than a talented man without training. Talent is never enough, he who wishes to succeed in any endeavour must first submit himself to be trained.
Life is a battlefield. Everywhere in life is a battlefield: your home is a battlefield; marriages end, and families are destroyed when its members lose their battles: your office or business is a battlefield; your school is a battlefield; your relationship is a battlefield; life is a series of battles!
Get trained! That’s the only way to win, to survive, and to last. Yield yourself to trainings of God and of appropriate instructors. Understand that most of what you’re going through now are trainings for your future, no matter how hard your trainings are, endure them, and learn from them all.
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