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Spiritual Title: Request for Transfer
TO: Commander and Chief Spiritual armed forces Jesus Christ
I am writing this to You to request a transfer to a desk job I
herewith present my reasons: I began my career as a private, but because of
the intensity of the battle.
You have quickly moved me up in the ranks. You have made me an officer and
given me a tremendous amount of responsibility. There are many soldiers and
recruits under my charge. I am constantly being called upon to dispense
wisdom, make judgments, and find solutions to complex problems.
You have placed me in a position to function as an officer, when in my heart I
know I have only the skills of a private. I realize that you have promised to
supply all I would need for the battle.
But Sir, I must present You a realistic picture of my equipment. My uniform
once so crisp and starched is now stained with tears and blood of those I have
tried to assist. The souls of my boots are cracked and worn from the miles I
have walked trying to enlist and encourage the instructed troops.
My weapons are marred, tarnished and chipped from constant battle against the
enemy. Even the Book of Regulations I was issued has been torn and tattered
from endless use. The words are now smeared.
You have promised You would be with me throughout, but when the noise of the
battle is so loud and the confusion is so great, I can neither see nor hear
You. I feel so alone. I'm tired. I'm discouraged. I have Battle fatigue.
I would never ask you for a discharge. I love being in Your service. But I
humbly request a demotion and transfer. I'll file papers or clean latrines.
Just get me out of the battle--please, Sir. Your Faithful, but tired soldier.
To: Faithful, but Tired Soldier Spiritual Armed Forces
Location: The Battlefield
Your request for transfer has been denied. I herewith present My reasons:
You are needed in this battle. I have selected you, and I will My Word to
supply your need. You do not need a demotion and transfer. (You'd never cut it
on latrine duty.) You need a period of "R and R" --Renewal and
Rekindling. I am setting aside a place on the battlefield that is insulated
from all sound and fully protected from the enemy. I will meet you there and I
will give you rest. I will remove your old equipment and "make all things
You have been wounded in the battle, My soldier. Your wounds are not visible,
but you have received grave internal injuries. You need to be healed. I will
heal you. You have been weakened in the battle. You need to be strengthened. I
will strengthen you and be your strength. I will instill in you confidence and
ability. My Words will rekindle within you a renewed love, zeal and
Report to Me tattered and empty. I will refill you.
Your Commander-in-Chief Jesus Christ
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