2 Timothy 2:3-4
Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets involved in civilian affairs--he wants to please his commanding officer.
How cool is that verse?!?!? All too often I try to please people other than Christ, my Commanding Officer, but I just love the image that those words illicit of us in relation to Christ and the attitudes that we should have in serving him, to please him alone.
Its funny how people and authors and speakers always want to "rephrase" the Bible so we can understand its message better, but its absolutely awesome how God always says it best...in verbage from many centuries ago, with messages that hold true today and tomorrow.