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Marching, Fighting, Or Supplying – The Goal Is The Same

My mom loves working on our family history. The Ancestry tree she has built is quite impressive and goes back many generations. We were able to use the records she found when I wanted to become a member of the DAR.

She helped me connect all the dots and cross all the tees so that I could be a DAR member. However, my ancestor wasn’t a general or a colonel; he wasn’t even a private. Instead, he supplied items for the war effort, and that counted.

Have you ever noticed that when people share who their ancestors were, they are always famous? As far as I know, we’ve never run across a famous person in our history, and I’m betting that is the same with most people.

A month or so ago, I listened to an online sermon about our purpose in life. The pastor mentioned that people all want these grand purposes in life and might completely ignore the one that the Lord gave them. We can’t all be preachers. Most of us will never write devotional books that are published for millions to read. But, our purpose in life can still be impactful if it is what the Lord gave us.

What if your purpose in life is to raise your children in the church? That isn’t a small accomplishment, and it can have a generational impact. Maybe it is to mentor someone who is struggling. What if your purpose is to sing in the choir? And, possibly, your purpose is to go to your work every day and let the light of Christ shine through you for your co-workers to see!

My ancestor could have wanted a splashy title during the war. He might have dreamed of people remembering his name and telling their children about his accomplishments. He probably thought that the job of delivering supplies was not that important.

The truth is that we need a supply person just like we need a general. Without supplies, the war would have quickly ended. The same is true when it comes to the army for Christ. We all have a purpose against the enemy. You might not feel like you are on the front line, but suppliers are needed in order to win the war. Spoiler Alert: the war is already won!!!

Ephesians 2:10 NIV

10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Proverbs 19:21 NIV

21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.

Job 42:2 NIV

“I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

You have a purpose and a part to play in the Lord’s army. It doesn’t matter if you are marching, fighting, or supplying – the goal is still the same!!!

To GOD Goes The Glory!

Have A Blessed Day!

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73 Comments

  1. Sharon Wilson says:

    I always get something out of your Sunday devotional. I hope you are putting these together in a book. What a legacy for your family!!

  2. Betty Cox says:

    Love this, thanks!

    I strongly believe in the power of one. One person can make a big difference as they obey the leading (and empowering) of the Spirit!

    On a totally different topic, thanks for your tips on what to take to Alaska. Hubby & I are going in July.

    God bless you this week & congratulations on being inducted into DAR!

    1. Have fun in Alaska! I went for the 4th of July, and it was pretty, but still chilly.

  3. MaryCarol says:

    Love this!!
    I have also been working on my family ancestry.
    I found three family members who listed their occupation as “Baker” on Census Reports from many years ago.
    I now attribute my love for baking as a hereditary trait.

  4. I love your Sunday posts! Powerful!! God’s Word does not return void!
    Grace, peace and many blessings to you.

  5. Good message. Obedience to God in every day things is important.

  6. Absolutely. No matter how insignificant our purpose may seem to us, God uses all of our gifts for His glory.

  7. Every role as a Christian is important. Great illustrating as a reminder.

  8. Great post. Thank you for reminding us that God has created all of us with a purpose. We are all special.
    May God Bless you in all you do.

  9. Wonderful and insightful post. Thank you!

  10. Pam Bowling says:

    Great post! Thank you

  11. Thank you for sharing this wonderful reminder. I too, as a young woman wondered many of those things but now in the Fall of my life, I can clearly see Gods plan and how He used me and is using me today. Thank you for the awesome reminder.

    1. As we get older, we have a better view of how the Lord has used us in so many ways.

  12. Great post today. We are all so blessed when we do what we can, where we are.

  13. Tania,
    Your DAR patriot was a very important person! I am also a DAR and have several family members/patriots, most of whom were just average farmers who felt passionately about the independence of this country. They all were very important and did what they could to help.🇺🇸
    Thank you so much for your Sunday devotion and sharing your faith❤️

  14. Do you mind sharing about your closet? Did you use a closet system or were they custom built?

  15. LOVE today’s devotional 🙏

  16. Dixie Terrell says:

    There is no service in Christ too small. Thanks for the reminder and encouraging words.

  17. Yes! We have a purpose in God’s kingdom. No matter how seemingly small, all are needed!

  18. Angela Allen says:

    Thanks for the wonderful Sunday message. You need to do a midweek devotional. Would love to read more thoughts from you.

    1. Goodness, I’m not sure I could come up with enough to talk about to do a midweek devotional.

  19. Susan Dunlow says:

    The Bible speaks volumes about giving!! Sometimes it means more than having a “rank”!!! Have a blessed day!!❤️

  20. Your post today is so timely. I was just praying this morning about how insignificant I feel my contributions are to God’s Kingdom so this is a good reminder that we are all needed.

  21. I always enjoy your Sunday writings. For me, the one today has been the most important message thus far. I had to learn what my purpose in life is, a few years ago. We all have a purpose, something to contribute. To be the best that we can be at what we are good at or what we enjoy.

    1. We all want BIG purposes, but a small purpose can still make a huge impact.

  22. I look forward to your Sunday posts, as well as all of your messages!! So glad I stumbled onto your blog! Enjoy!!!

  23. Ginger Hiller says:

    Thank you, Tania!

  24. Beautifully said! I am so grateful for your Sunday messages! Have a Beautiful Sunday🙏❤🙏

  25. So very true! The people who work behind the scenes have the most impact ! Everyone working together! it reminds me of the scripture that the body has different parts but all parts are important to the body. Comparing it to the body of Christ (the church) Love your post!

    1. Rhonda, I love that scripture!

  26. Well said Tanya! There is an old saying in the military, “An army marches on its stomach.” Your words are a reminder that we can all help to keep God’s army “well fed” by living our lives through Him and dedicated to Him.

  27. Amen! “All God’s children have a place in the choir. Some sing low and some sing higher!”

  28. Love this message today. That last verse in Jeremiah was my support after my husband died. I felt I lost some of my purpose but God’s been helping me find it again.

  29. Thank you Tania for your reflection this morning. Always food for thought. Well written. God bless you and your Sunday!

  30. Kelly Behling says:

    Hi Tanya,
    I love seeing an email and can’t wait to read your posts, see fun outfits and how to style them. I was surprised to learn recently our lips get thinner as we age. Do you have any posts re: collagen, plumping lipsticks, and our aging skin I may have missed prior to finding your site?
    Thank you,
    Kelly

    1. Kelly, I’ve done several posts on plumping lipsticks, collagen, and skincare. You can use the search section to look for those. I will say this, I’ve never used a plumping lipstick that made a huge difference, so don’t expect to get results like you see people get when they use fillers.

  31. Mary Hamilton says:

    So true! And as I have grown older, I see a new purpose from time to time, different from when I was raising my kids. But always the same general theme of helping others! Isn’t God’s plan amazing!?!

  32. You always have words that touch my heart, Tania. Thank you for sharing these.

  33. Good morning!
    Thank you for such a meaningful and timely message this morning 💗

  34. I love your Sunday posts! Keep fighting the fight! So thankful for your witness.

  35. Beautiful story on your mom. I love that we have so much information about ancestry. I have learned so much from our family trees.

    And, I love your faith. Thank you for sharing your faith with us each morning. I enjoy reading your daily share.

  36. I am reminded of the post you wrote about Consonants and Vowels. https://50isnotold.com/?s=consonants+and+vowels I have shared it with some of my friends. We can’t all be vowels, but you can’t form words without consonants. Congrats on becoming a DAR!

  37. Kate Chaney says:

    My dad was a Merchant Marine in WWII. They ran supplies where they were needed. It was dangerous, always evading the enemy. They finally recognized Merchant Marines as veterans before he died.

    And then in my history, we have a notorius train robber. Interesting.

    1. I’m glad he got his recognition before he died. A train robber is interesting…Joe had a counterfeiter in his history. Lol!

  38. Maybe you should write a devotional book Tania. Your Sunday messages always speak to my heart. The Lord knew I needed to hear this today. Thank you!

    1. He always knows what we need, even if we don’t.

  39. Hi!

    I love your post this morning. God needs the whole body of Christ! We are called to obedience to work in/for His Kingdom however that looks. Note: I am in DAR, too!

    Another quick comment, I purchased the bright blue dress from. JJil and absolutely love it!

    Blessings,
    Debbie Bowen

    1. Debbie, you are right, it takes all of us to be an army for the Lord. I’m glad you love the dress!

  40. Cheryll Sampson says:

    Thank you for this post. The Lord created us for a purpose, and we are never too old to quit working for Him.

  41. Love this post! Well said, Tania!

  42. Look forward to you posts. Have a blessed day too

    1. I’m glad you enjoy my Sunday posts.

  43. Michelle Williams says:

    love this!

  44. Great message this morning!

  45. So true!!
    Thanks for the reminder 🙏🙏🙏

  46. Vickie Dudley says:

    In scripture, we have several people mentioned only once. I used to wonder what that person did or who they were – sometimes to the point of frustration because I couldn’t find out what amazing thing he/she said or did. However, I heard a teacher say that it doesn’t matter what that person said or did in life. God felt they were important enough to include in the Holy Word of God. And, wow, did that help my perception and remind me that every single soul is important to GOD.

    1. Vickie, I did a pot about that once, although I can’t remember the name of it. But, to even be mentioned in the Bible is amazing!

  47. Great Sunday post! I have been thinking of filling out application for DAR. 🇺🇸

    1. I used to participate a tiny bit in a local DAR group, but I don’t do that anymore.

  48. What a wonderful way to start my day; I thank you for your message. Let me align my will with God’s will and purpose for my life.

  49. This is an amazing read.

    1. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  50. Amen and Amen! We should be the light of Christ every day because we never know what when someone will need it!
    Thank you, Tania for picking me to enjoy the $50 gift card to Amazon! I am so grateful! Have a blessed Sunday!
    Blessings,

  51. Beverly Anderson says:

    Great words Tania!! I read your sisters newest book and loved it 🩷

    1. Yay!!! She is a great writer, and her books are so interesting.

  52. Amen! We have all wondered what our purpose is, what exactly the Lord wants us to do in this life. Just maybe we are doing it, great message!

  53. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful post this morning! As much as we are grateful for the life the Lord has given us, I am sure most people need to do some tweaking to find their personal purpose.

  54. What is DAR? Ususally when writing if you use an acronym you spell it out first, at least that is how I learned. I love your blog.

    1. It is the Daughters of the American Revolution.