Many of us are feeling the heat of battle also. God is developing soldiers. This is not the easiest process to go through, but wherever He has you is where He sees best to grow and advance you. "My son, refuse not the chastening (reproof, warning, or instruction) of the Lord, neither be grieved at His correction. For the Lord correcteth him, whom He loveth, even as a father doth the child, in whom he delighteth." Proverbs 3:11-12. Proverbs actually tells us that if He loves us then He will take the time to discipline, correct, and instruct. This should make us glad that God wants to take such effort to grow us up in His ways, but most of the time our human nature only wants to resist in our comfort of who we think we should be.
"Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is among you to prove you, as though some strange thing were come unto you. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory shall appear, ye may be glad and rejoice." I Peter 4:12-13.
These words from Rev. Charles Spurgeon are most encouraging and inspirational...
There is a little plant, small and stunted, growing under the shade of a broad-spreading oak; and this little plant values the shade which covers it, and greatly does it esteem the quiet rest which its noble friend affords. But a blessing is designed for this little plant.
Once upon a time there comes along the woodman, and with his sharp axe he fells the oak. The plant weeps and cries, “My shelter is departed; every rough wind will blow upon me, and every storm will seek to uproot me!”
“No, no,” saith the angel of that flower; “now will the sun get at thee; now will the shower fall on thee in more copious abundance than before; now thy stunted form shall spring up into loveliness, and thy flower, which could never have expanded itself to perfection shall now laugh in the sunshine, and men shall say, ’How greatly hath that plant increased! How glorious hath become its beauty, through the removal of that which was its shade and its delight!’”
See you not, then, that God may take away your comforts and your privileges, to make you the better Christians? Why, the Lord always trains His soldiers, not by letting them lie on feather-beds, but by turning them out, and using them to forced marches and hard service. He makes them ford through streams, and swim through rivers, and climb mountains, and walk many a long march with heavy knapsacks of sorrow on their backs. This is the way in which He makes them soldiers—not by dressing them up in fine uniforms, to swagger at the barrack gates, and to be fine gentlemen in the eyes of the loungers in the park. God knows that soldiers are only to be made in battle; they are not to be grown in peaceful times. We may grow the stuff of which soldiers are made; but warriors are really educated by the smell of powder, in the midst of whizzing bullets and roaring cannonades, not in soft and peaceful times. Well, Christian, may not this account for it all? Is not thy Lord bringing out thy graces and making them grow? Is He not developing in you the qualities of the soldier by throwing you into the heat of battle, and should you not use every appliance to come off conqueror? —Spurgeon.