Mark Affleck

I Really Wanted To Fight the Good Fight

April 21, 2018
Spiritual Growth

God used my quiet time this morning to remind me about “fighting the good fight” and to encourage others to focus today on the same thing because we all have a fight to fight.

The first thing we must remember is that the fights we wage in life are not against a weak foe. Far from it. We are fighting the enemy and he does not want to be our friend. He wants us dead.
Whatever fight you are staring down today, you need the right weapon. And that weapon for believers is our FAITH (Romans 10:17). To fight the good fight of faith means that we abide in God’s Word, no matter how we feel or what we think.
Of course it is never easy. In any fight, there will be times when we need to pick ourselves up off the canvas and keep fighting. We need to remember that our faith is powerful enough to win the fight. And we will win if we do not give up.
Fighting the good fight of faith requires that we stand firmly anchored in his Word and the power of his Spirit. That we set aside any notion of being boss of our life. That we stop trying to control circumstances through our own, fallible reasoning.
God sent us the Holy Spirit so we would have the power and resolve to fight the good fight.
We never win the fights that prop up in our life. Jesus wins the fight.
I ask God give me the strength to fight the good fight through my faith and the power it creates to withstand any attack.
What fight do you need to fight today?
“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

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