Are you a winner? Do you do more than what people expect of you, or do you look for the easy way out? Do you just do the minimum required, or do you go the extra mile to finish what you have started?
In Bible days, by law, a Roman soldier could require a person to carry his armor for a mile. After that mile, they would have to get someone else to carry it. But in this verse, Jesus is telling us to go above and beyond the call of duty. To do more than what is expected. Don’t just carry the armor one mile, carry the armor two miles. Do more than what is expected, that´s the attitude we should have each and every day.
We are called of God to be winners. We are called to go above and beyond. That´s the attitude God expects, and that´s the attitude God rewards. The world should look at the people of God and think, "Wow. They are people of integrity. People that go the extra mile and outshine the rest, I want what they have." I encourage you to look for ways to go the extra mile. Let your actions bring glory to God and open the door for His blessing in every area of your life as you continue the good fight of faith. Remember, it’s called a fight for a reason. However, we fight from victory not for victory.