Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on
eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a
good profession before many witnesses. 1 Tim 6:12
Many believers have the misconception that walking by faith means
they should be able to effortlessly glide all the way to God’s
destination for their lives with no struggles along the way. But the
Bible teaches quite the opposite in First Timothy 6:12. The apostle
Paul wrote, “Fight the good fight of faith….” According to this
verse, the path of faith often requires a fight - a struggle to see
it through to completion as often depicted in athletic competitions.
This good fight of faith throws the follower of Christ into some
type of agony — anguish, conflict, pain, distress, or a struggle. It
isn’t that God wants us to struggle.
this is a fight that results from:
The flesh - that resists the will of God.
The mind - that struggles to understand what God has told us to do.
Circumstances - that seem to stand in the way.
People - who oppose us.
The devil - who throws his weight against each step of faith we
Paul recognized when we step out in faith, we don’t just
effortlessly glide to the destination God is directing us toward.
Therefore, we must fight the good fight of faith to reach the
victorious position that allows us to one day hear those cherished
words, “Well done!”