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Imagine it: After landing at Normandy Beach in France, a company of soldiers stops to help two landowners settle a dispute. Instead of taking the land back from the enemy, they are taken prisoner.

Suddenly they are ineffective for the mission, endangering their fellow soldiers, and missing an opportunity to deliver freedom. Just so, we read in 2 Timothy 2:4, “Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.”

Every day of our earthly lives, we can be effective agents of God’s mission, doing our parts to make disciples.

I don’t want to miss the mission given to me by getting distracted by a good cause but not the best cause.

I am thankful for the freedom I enjoy, thanks to Jesus having done a serious battle for me and us against all the ways we fall short. Not only has Jesus set me free to live new, but He also gives me specific ways to join Him and help others discover that freedom.

Sow: How does our freedom in Christ inspire us to help others find Him too?

Pray: LORD, help be so thankful for the freedom You have won for me that I want others to have it too!