Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
(1 Timothy 6:12 (NIV))
What is your idea of fighting the good fight?
Do you have to fight your fight exactly the same way as someone else fights theirs?
Think about that concept.
God created each of us to be a unique creation. No two people are alike. No two people share exactly the same desires and passions. Even so called identical twins are not the same in all aspects. How, then, can we expect each of us within the Body of Christ to be exactly the same as we are?
It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
(Ephesians 4:11-13 (NIV))
God created each of us with different gifts and abilities. It stands to reason that since we all have different gifts and abilities, each of us will have completely different life experiences. We may have similar experiences to others, but they will not be identical. Each of us have a unique life and each of us have a unique fight that we must fight to stay true to our professed faith. Some may have to battle addictions. Some may have to battle greed. Some may battle lust. Others may battle ego. One thing is certain, though. Since we live in a fallen world ruled by sin, we will have our battles to fight.
The good fight requires faith. It requires us to stand firm in the face of the enemy. It requires us to be prepared for battle, for it will come.
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
(Ephesians 6:10-18 (NIV))
Is there a good fight in you?