“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12
Brethren, we are in a fight, but it is a good fight. God wants us to ‘Fight the Good Fight of Faith”. You can’t turn back now. You can’t slow down or become complacent. Move forward in the Lord. You are on a mission – A mission to your destiny.
Many times God shows us where He wants us to go, who He wants us to become in Him or what He wants us to do. He begins to reveal His plans in part. We may know where we are but we seldom ever see the map to our destiny. We are children of Abraham. Hebrews 11:8 states “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.”
Just as Abraham journeyed by faith we too have to journey by faith. We have to trust God each step of the way. God may have given you a vision that calls for thousands or millions of dollars and you do not see the first penny in the natural. It would be so easy if you just had the thousands that you now need and a few extra thousands just in case. You know what; sometimes it does not work like that.
One reason is because when we have all that we need especially financially to do what God has called us to do we sometimes feel like it is us who are doing it. Other times, God has to put us through the fire to refine us and get us ready for the task He has called us to. When we have to believe God every day for His provision, we walk by faith each step of the way … When we totally depend on God, God gets the glory. If you are in situations today where you know that only God can help you, you know what I am talking about.
When we step out in faith and go and talk to the person or persons who God told us to talk to…When we begin buying things for the home we hope to have…When we just stand in faith despite of what we see and believe God…When we just move in faith as the Lord leads us, MIRACULOUS THINGS HAPPEN!
So if God told you years ago that all your loved ones will be saved believe Him. It God told you years ago that you will be in fulltime ministry and work for no one but Him, believe Him. If God told you years ago that you will own your own business believe Him. If God told you years ago that will open a center for troubled youth believe Him. If God told you years ago that you will be married believe Him. Hold on to what God has promised you and do not let it go.
Some people never accomplish their divine mission; they never fulfil the vision because they were unwilling or afraid to move when God told them to move. They were waiting to SEE. Others get distracted and caught up in the pleasures of this life. The desire to make money, win laurels and make a name for themselves dominates God’s will and desires in their life. Some are totally out of the will of the Lord and they know it. Others are in their graves; they died premature deaths because of disobedience. They missed God, and because of their disobedience many lives who God wanted to use them to touch just perished.
Do not let the enemy steal your hope through doubt and fear. Know where you are today and thank God for just helping you to get where you need to go in Him.
The journey beloved may be rough and rugged at times but there is help along the way. The fight may be tiring but it is a ‘Good Fight of Faith’. Reach out today to God who is our divine deliverer. Reach out today to God who has promised never to leave nor forsake us. Reach out today to God who is our present help in times of trouble. Reach out to God and press on in God regardless.
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH
© Alive Word of Encouragement 2004
I am a soldier of Jesus Christ
I walk in liberty
I am dressed in the God’s whole armour
As I march on in victory
I know my battle is not one of flesh
But principalities and powers
Of the rulers of the darkness of this world
Of spiritual wickedness.
And so I have girded up my loins
With truth of God’s Word
And in my hand I always have
His Word which is my sword.
The breastplate of righteousness I bear
My feet are filled with God’s peace
The helmet of salvation I wear
The shield of faith ensures release.
I do not intend to quit this race
Even though I may change my pace;
I intend to fight on in joy
That I may see my Jesus’ face.
So beloved today I encourage you
To fight the good fight of faith;
Let us run the race with patience
That we may enter heaven’s gate.