Fight the Good Fight of Faith for Your Life!
A while ago, in a phone conversation with one of my cousins who lives in Georgia; she told me of a comment that my Mom had made about me in reference to my commitment to maintain good health and wellbeing. The conversation went somewhat like this… my cousin speaking to mom, “Aunt Nunnie, Jean (that’s my middle name) sho do look good for her age”. Mom responding”, “You know she is not going down without a fight”. When my counsin repeated this conversation to me, something went off in me like a light bulb! I was inspired because it’s refreshing to hear how others perceive you, especially someone like my mom who was a great “General of life”! She earned this title by gathering 86 years of wisdom, fighting the good fight of Faith, for herself, her family and many others who were blessed to know her.
It’s now clearer to me that we must fight for what is important and significant to us during this journey called life. I shared the above life experience, not to bring glory to myself, but to inspire and spur us on to continue to fight the good fight of Faith. Without faith it's impossible to please God. And He is a rewarder to those who diligently seek Him.
You may have heard this comment, “Anything worth having in life is worth fighting for”. Before proceeding, I will define “fighting”. The “fighting” I am referring to is not malicious or harmful. I am not talking about pulling out weapons, or using harsh words, what I am talking about is having a “bulldog tenacity” to win at those things that are important to you in life by trusting the Lord. "Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty—you will succeed because of my Spirit".
Here are some wisdom steps for fighting the good fight for your life:
- Fight for good health. With the multitude of information out there on how to be healthy and fit, can be overwhelming. I offer this recommendation: Focus on the total you, being spirit, mind and body. Optimum health is achieved with a balanced approach to health. Feed your spirit with the Word of God. Feed your mind with good thoughts, avoid negative thoughts and negative people. Feed your body with good natural food and some form of frequent exercise. The biggest battle we fight is between our ears. Many have lost the battle of a healthy, vibrant life by negative and impure thoughts. The Bible states: “For as a man thinks in his heart so is he”. We must train our brains to think good thoughts. A scripture reference for good thoughts… “Finally brothers and sisters whatever is true, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, it anything is excellent and praiseworthy think about such things.”
- Fight for love ones. As a wife, mother and a grandmother, I recognize that I must be able and willing to fight for my family. I pray daily for them for to use godly wisdom and for their protection. I am ready to go to battle for them and with them, when the need arises. By letting our love ones know that we love them, even if they do not reciprocate is a power weapon! Love conquers all.
- Fight for Freedom. Only you can fight for the life you imagine for yourself. Do not let anyone hold you back, put you in a corner or tell you that you can’t have the life you desire. Your freedom is the most basic right you have and refusing to fight for it is like dying before your heart stop beating. Never give up your right to freedom, which is your right to be the best you! You are as free as you fight with faith to be. To quote our United States Constitution, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness”. Who the “Son” Jesus set free is free indeed!
To Your Health and Happiness,