Fight, Fight, Fight
Ephesians 6:12 For we do not wrestle against, flesh and blood...
Exodus 17:9 Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek…
1Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith…
I recall, many years ago, going through a particularly difficult time—I was simply becoming weary in well doing. At the time Rev. Homer Cantelon was my superintendent. I called him up one day to cry on his shoulder, and he responded with some pretty good advice. Here is what he told me. “Peter, we are in a war. Lie down and bleed a while—then get up and fight again!’ I’ve never forgotten that little piece of advice.
Just lately I heard Rev Tommy Barnett teach the following. He was teaching about wanting to quit. In that teaching, he said something along these lines. 'Wanting to quit is a sign of success--because only successful people have something to quit. Lazy useless people have nothing to quit. Tommy suggested he would rather fall, than having never tried.'
I was just thinking about that--even if you never actually win--better to have fought hard, faithfully, and long, than just sitting on the side lines watching (or in a pew yawning).
I want to fight.
I want to work hard.
I want to be faithful.
Whether I actually 'win'--isn't important--being faithful is what counts.
I don't want to be a quitter.
I'm in a war. There are times when I might have to crawl off and bleed awhile--but hold your breath! I'm coming back to fight again!