Very few Christians would consider themselves a soldier for Jesus the Christ, but that's exactly what the Bible says we are.
After leaving the US Army, I re-enlisted in an even greater army, the army of the Lord. Once I began to operate in the Lord's army as an adult, I quickly picked up on many similarities.
A soldier is a warrior who will never surrender to his enemy. He will not panic at the first sound of gunfire, and remains steadfast because he has faith and trust in his training.
A soldier for Jesus the Christ must be grounded, rooted in God's word. We are planted firmly in God, not shaken by the things of this world, its culture, or its politics. When the enemy is encamped all around us, we will not panic. We, "Have faith in God". Mark 11:22