“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” 2 Timothy 2:3
We are commanded in the Word of God to be a “good soldier of Jesus Christ”. Within the Military Community there are several description given to those in service. These include:
AWOL – Absent Without Leave
This would relate to Christians who are not doing the work God has called them to do. They are doing their own thing and ignoring the Lord who saved them.
MIA – Missing In Action
This would relate to Christians who miss carrying out their responsibilities by being late or busy doing something else. (i.e. Relatives came to visit, great day for fishing, or just couldn’t get out of bed)
OBE – Overcome by Events
This would relate to Christians who are traumatized by something that is said or done to them, or someone close to them, that they just can’t function in their God called place.
POW – Prisoner of War
This would relate to Christians who have been taken captive by the “wiles of the devil”. Satan has won the battle, and they can’t be found in their place of Service.
UA – Unauthorized Absence
This would relate to Christians who go on vacation or for some other reason do not show up to their place of service, and have not arranged for someone to take their place.
ADP – Active Duty Personnel
This would relate to Christians who are doing the work God has called them to do. They are faithfully exercising their Spiritual Gift or Gifts.
EOS – End of Service
This would relate to Christians who have been called Home; also called an Honorable Discharge! If you are reading this, none of us qualify!
Which one best describes you?