1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of eternal life to which you were called and about which you have made a good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
What if an airline pilot came to work one day with issues? Let’s take an issue in a relationship he or she is in. They would constantly be on their cell attempting to feel better about the situation. This is a terrible and potentially costly distraction.
That pilot is in control of a huge aircraft not to mention the lives of several hundred people, including their own, at 30,000 feet in the air. It is this distraction from their personal, physical desires and emotions focused on the cell phone as a result of their relationship, that can could cost everyone their lives.
Ok, let’s take a surgeon. The same issues in this situation cannot be good for the patient he or she is about to perform surgery on. The results can be devastating.
Now, let us look at ourselves as Christians. God created us to be vessels for Him to use. Our very lives are lived to affect others. We are a conduit for God’s touch, power, and healing to be seeded from us to those He places in our paths. If we allow our ‘issues’ to take control of how we live, we would be a damaged conduit and God will not use us. We not only miss our blessing, but we will not be able to pass God’s blessing on to others. Like the pilot and the surgeon, we have lives we are responsible for. God created that responsibility in us. So, what is the root these ‘issues’?
These issues bring temptations that distract us from our Christlike mission. 1 Timothy chapter 6 speaks on temptation being a trap that holds “…many foolish and harmful desires which plunge people into ruin and destruction…” (6:9) The bible says in verse 11 that we must, “…flee from these things, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.” How do we pursue?
We must fight every day to know who we are in Christ. We must fight every morning when we wake up and pledge to the Father that we will be our best on this day to follow God’s lead in our lives. We do this one day at a time. No matter how tired we are, no matter how battle worn we have become, we must wake for the battle of fighting the fight to keep the faith!
Strengthen our spirit by knowing God’s promises. Living our life expecting God’s protection, grace mercy and healing power! Remembering that His Son came so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. Remembering what God has done for us before and what He will do for us tomorrow. When our relationship with God is that strong, we can hold on to knowing that God is always with us. We know that He did not create us to fail, fall short or suffer without reward.
We know this because we, “…Take hold of eternal life to which you were called…” And we are able to tell others about God’s existence in our lives because we will speak to them on what He has done for us. By doing this we have made, “…good confession in the presences of many witnesses.” As a result, we allow God’s power to seed others so that they can also have a strong relationship with the Lord.
May God continue to keep you close to Him and His love on your journey in Jesus’ name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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