THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH
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 Timothy 6:12)
“The faith fight is the only fight believers are called to fight.” – Mark Hankins
There is a fight to faith, but it is a good fight! It is a fight that has already been won! Jesus defeated the devil over two thousand years ago. Your part in the fight is to enforce the victory that Jesus has already won. In order to do that, you will need to keep your faith focused at all times. You’ve got to be ready for the fight and stand strong in the arena of faith from the outset of any challenge.
Abraham Lincoln used to tell a story about two dogs in a fight. He said that one of his neighbors had a little dog that would whip all of the big dogs in the area. When someone asked this man how his little dog could whip the big dogs, he said, “Your big dog is not really ready to fight until the fight is half over. My little dog stays mad!” Are you ready to fight? You stay ready by staying in faith. Don’t let Satan pull you out of the ring by luring you into the arena of feelings, sight, or circumstances. Stay in the field of faith! As long as you are in faith, you defeat the devil every time. Get serious like that little dog! Stay focused on your faith, fight the good fight, and enforce Jesus’ complete victory over the devil!
Confession: I refuse to give one inch to the devil, defeat, or discouragement. I will stay in the arena of faith where I win every time! I walk by faith and not by sight! (2 Corinthians 5:7)