We thank you for another day, we thank you for your love, mercy and grace. We thank you that we are alive and well and that no weapon formed or fashioned against us will prosper. We believe that in all things you are our protector, provider and comfort so no matter what it may look like, so long as you have allowed it, we know that as it says in Psalms 23 we shall walk through the valley of the shadow of death and not stay stuck in it.
Today will be sharing on fighting the good fight, in life every day we wake up there is a fight, the enemy wants to take us out his assignment is to kill, steal and destroy so no matter how nice you think you are, how often you go to church etc you need to get your faith up and your prayer life intensified, to be able to press on without growing weary.
The word says in Matthew 11:12 “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.”
Lets break this scripture down, in this section Jesus is teaching about the kingdom-
He is teaching and preaching
The blind were seeing
The dead were being raised up
The poor were having the gospel preached to them
There was an understanding of who Jesus was and what He was sent to do, but it was evident as shown that John the Baptist had gone before Jesus to prepare the way for Jesus to come. He was
simply on assignment to make it known that Jesus was coming, what an assignment, but that very same John the Baptist was in prison and from the prison walls wanted to make sure the one he laid the way for was truly Jesus. I learnt something profound from this, even in prison when all hope could be lost, you just want to give up and serve your time. John the Baptist rather sent out two of his disciples to enquire if what he heard was true or if they need to look for the real Jesus. Even in the lowest and loneliness of place John was still focused on assignment and still had loyal disciples he could still send from inside the prison.
I began to see that no matter where you find yourself, or with who, what God has called you to shouldn’t be aborted or overlooked. Yes there is a daily fight, but God is with you in that fight. No matter how hopeless you may feel or how hopeless the situation is, know that there is always a tomorrow and our God lives.
To be able to enter the kingdom of God you need to have tenacity, thick skin, a will power to succeed, unwavering faith, and most importantly endurance with and in the process. Because you see what Jesus did and how He was treated here on earth, to then say that you are following Christ will not be any easier, but will be rewarding. There will be people who talk down on you, oppose what you are doing, turn against you, BUT once you keep your focus on God and assignment you shall surely overcome.
What I love about both John the Baptist and Jesus was the humility they carried. Jesus was humble to point out in his ways and teaching that it was John the Baptist who paved the way into the kingdom of God. In today’s society you can do everything you can to help someone, but when it’s time for your work to get acknowledged it’s as though the person has forgotten all you did for them. That’s why there are people who can’t trust others, don’t go to church and harbour unforgiveness in their hearts.
Life daily is a fight, so don’t also add the actions of others to get you down, that’s not what you are here for. Rise above it all and forgive, with life being a fight you need to be sensitive in spirit and act according to all that God says. We have to learn to fight and not become complacent when we feel it’s too hard.
What we fight for is what we get in life, so don’t get complacent and then complain when things get tough, fight the good fight and walk in who God has called you to be.
GOD BLESS YOU