Unlimited: Fight the Right Fight
Aug 2, 2019 1302
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called (1 Timothy 6:12, NIV).
We like the idea of grace, love, and forgiveness, but we don’t like the idea of having to “fight” so much.
But what if we reached the end of our lives and we realised with horror that we’d been in the wrong fight all along, that we’d missed the point of our efforts in Christian living? You need to make sure that you’re fighting the right fight.
The apostle Paul tells us in 1 Timothy 6:12 that the good fight of faith is the fight to take hold of the eternal life to which you were called.
The issue is not God taking hold of us, but of our taking hold of the eternal life that God has already provided for us. In other words, the human struggle is simply one of believing that what God has given us is true.
There are a million voices in your head that tell you that your performance defines your destiny. Your fight is to let the voice of God be the loudest voice you hear and to believe. Take hold of the eternal life that God has already given you.
Notice that the Bible calls it “the good fight of faith.” It’s a good fight because everyone wins who trusts in Jesus.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection: Sit down at your computer, or if you are more traditional, with a pen and paper. Make a list of the things that come into your head when you think about Christian warfare and the Christian fight. Are the things on your list the same or different to what Paul is talking about in 1Timothy 6? Why do you think that is? What can you do about it?