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April 15, 2023 | Daily Devotionals | April 15

On Target

Trust in the
Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

I did a little research and in the Vietnam war the average number of rounds that were expended by the average soldier, get this, to kill one enemy with an M 16, was fifty thousand rounds. The average soldier, shooting an M16 in the Vietnam war would expend 50,000 rounds for one kill.  The average number of rounds expended by a U.S. military sniper was 1.3 rounds. You can just look at the efficiency that these guys are trained just to be on target. The average soldier will hit a man sized target at 300 meters, 10 percent of the time. Graduates of the US sniper school are expected to hit their target 90% of the time at six hundred meters. That is why they call a sniper a force multiplier.

There are targets that need to come down in our lives that sabotage our best intentions, ruin our relationships, destroy our influence, and pollute our impact as men. I want to pause for a second to think.  If you could eliminate an attitude or an action or a part of yourself that you know could change you significantly for the better what would you eliminate?

God would never equip his soldier with tools and significance that would He not give pinpoint accuracy. You have been given both offensive and defensive tools to get the job done.  Study and show yourself approved and then execute the use of these tools which are the fruit of the Spirit and the full armor of God.

Thank you Father, you have made available every tool of war needed to make me the man you want me to be.  


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