“Fight the good fight of faith, take hold of eternal life…” – 1 Timothy 6:12

What does it mean to fight the good fight of faith? This exhortation indicates that faith is not passive, but active.

Usually, when we think of the word fight we think of it in human terms—fists, weapons, assaults, arguments, physical brutality. However, the good fight of faith is not a physical fight, but a spiritual one.

Although the Christian life is not always easy and without resistance, when we follow God’s proven battle plan, we are assured of victory. Yes, we are in a fight, but it’s a good fight worth fighting.

To fight the good fight of faith means that we stand firmly anchored in faith, holding on to God’s promises regardless of what may confront us. This fight is not a gloomy, hopeless struggle for the believer, because we know that we are more than conquerors in Christ!

Therefore, we must be encouraged to draw our strength from God for every battle we face, knowing that the battle is really not ours, but the battle is the Lord’s. This is the only good fight in which we win!

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24 (NIV)

Being an athlete has taught me a great deal about life. Along with playing basketball throughout my junior and senior high school days, I also participated in Track and Field, and ran the 800 meter relay.

One major lesson I learned is that in order to succeed you have to persevere and push through the pain barriers and exhaustion that are felt at various points in the race.

Although life can be a series of tests and setbacks, it’s during these moments we learn to develop patience and endurance as we determine to run our race and finish strong.

Knowing that we are not alone, we can hold fast to God’s promises, push through every obstacle in our path, and cross the victory line.

“So whatever it takes, I will be one who lives in the fresh newness of life…” – Philippians 3:11 (TLB)

When it comes to achieving your dreams, do you have a “whatever it takes” attitude?

To possess a “whatever it takes” attitude means that you are not quick to quit or be discouraged. Sometimes this involves making adjustments, finding new methods or strategies, but we don’t cave in and throw in the towel.

Whatever it takes to get the job done means that you are willing to roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty, go the extra mile, and go above and beyond the call of duty.

It means that you are a person of resolve and have a “never-give-up” mentality. When you know what God wants done, determine that with His help you will accomplish the mission.

“The LORD says, “I will instruct you. I will teach you the way that you should go. I will advise you as my eyes watch over you.” – Psalm 32:8 (GWT)

Where are you going? Until you can answer that question, you will either settle right where you are, or coast through life unfulfilled.

Having absolutely no direction, no goals, or no idea of where you’d like to be will only lead you to the exact same place you’ve always been, NOWHERE.

Imagine being in a car and driving down a long, barren road late at night with open fields along both sides of the road. Although you have been driving for many hours, you have no idea of where you are headed. You are just driving with no plan. Consequently, you will run out of gas and never reach your destination because you never decided where you are going.

God did not intend for you to live with no plan or roadmap for your life. He designed you to live a life of purpose and fulfillment. If you are uncertain as to what your purpose or destiny is we would love to pray with you.