One thing is true, if we want to make progress then we will, at times, have to be willing and able to fight for it. Most things don't just land in our laps, we have to work for them. Opportunities are said to come to those who are busy.
To lead well in life then we have to be prepared for a battle, to stand strong, to fight.
Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. [1 Timothy 6:11b-12]
Let's not waste our energy fighting for the wrong things.
Let's fight for our faith, our family and for our future.
Let's determine to not surrender to our circumstances.
Let's battle and fight in pursuit of the right kind of godly living. For righteousness, for godliness, for faith, for love, for steadfastness and for gentleness.
When we fight and battle for these things we stand out of the crowd, most of whom are in pursuit of their own way and of their rights. It takes courage. It takes leadership. The good news is we are not alone in fighting this great fight, God is on our side, and the same power which raised Christ from the dead lives within us. We are fully equipped and enabled to live through the 'whatevers' of life. So...
...let's battle through and not give up.
...let's battle the situations and not the people involved in the situations.
...let's battle selfishness and not worry about our own reputation. God is perfectly able to protect us.
...let's take hold of the life to which we have been called. To be filled with the fullness of God. To know Him better, personally and intimately. To comprehend the full dimensions of His love for us. To live out the life of abundance Jesus promised us.
What's the alternative? A life of defeat, giving up, loss, unfulfillment, regret and missed opportunity. And surely nobody really wants that kind of life.
Tell me what you think to this thought, I'd love to hear. Thanks.