Fight the Good Fight // 1 Timothy 6:12

Do you ever experience your life of faith as a fight? Does that feel contradictory to you from what you thought? There are times the life of faith is a fight: a fight against the conventional wisdom, cultural norms, and the foolishness of the world. Sometimes it is a fight against temptation and sin. Sometimes it’s a fight against discouragement and defeat. Likewise, the fight can be against misplaced pride, confidence, and self-sufficiency. All of this fits within the encouragement from today’s verse in full, “Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have declared so well before many witnesses.” Yes, it can be a fight against our human nature with live with, in, and for the Lord. Those fights are good fights. I promise you this, though…it’s worth fighting that good fight of faith!