Once I started taking Christianity seriously, I began to realize that there are battles that present themselves to me often – even daily. In the past I was unaware of them and merely reacted – usually in less than positive ways. I believe it was a sign of spiritual growth as I began to recognize the battles and prepare to win them. The key to victory is to continuously seek God and walk in the Spirit. In other words, to seek God with all my heart, soul, and mind. Give up on fighting the battles myself in the natural and let God fight for me. This can be very difficult – even seemingly impossible. I needed to learn to rely on the power of the Holy Spirit to pull this off. It takes faith and it results in growing faith. Be prepared for the battles and learn to be silent and rely on the power of the Holy Spirit with faith and trust to overcome and see victory. This was life changing for me.
Faith by definition means doing something that is difficult – otherwise it wouldn’t take faith. Giving something up to God, instead of trying to ‘fix’ it on my own can be difficult to say the least. Doing this stretches my faith. Faith takes on new dimensions and becomes an action word in my life. Each time I actually trust in God instead of myself it seems it seems there are small transformations in my life that ultimately result in things like peace, joy and contentment.
From 1 Timothy 6 here are some actions to take:
- If you have someone you work for regard them worthy of honor – and if they are a believer then serve all the better.
- As a teacher, only teach doctrine that agrees with the words of Jesus and the accords of godliness.
- Learn to be content.
- Fight the good fight of faith.
- Avoid the trap of discontentment resulting in senseless and harmful desires which often lead to ruin and destruction.
- Remember the love of money is the root of all kinds of evils.
Godliness is not a means of gain, but God promises that godliness with contentment is great gain.
Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called.
1 Timothy 6:12
I believe that every battle I face and allow God to work will result in victory and this victory is through faith.
O God, thank you for loving me, being with me and for being a power of good that I can always trust.