1 Timothy 6:12 TNIV
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
We need to remember who we're fighting for. We’re not fighting for a wall or our name on a wall, or our image or reputation or success. We’re fighting for our brothers and our sisters, for our family, for those who can’t fight for themselves, for the hurting and the broken, for the empty and the lost and the bound, for the up and the down, for the famous and the faceless. We’re fighting for our city to find its way to Jesus. It’s about people, lives, and eternity. This gives you courage and enables you to rise above what you’re facing.
We also need to remember to build while we fight.
Nehemiah 4:17 NLT
…who were building the wall. The laborers carried on their work with one hand supporting their load and one hand holding a weapon.
The verse above states they weren’t just building or just fighting. Our Christian lives are about both building and fighting. If you’re just about building and no fighting: when opposition comes you’ll crumble under pressure and won’t know how to fight and stand on the Word. If you just love to fight but don’t build; Be willing to build your confidence, your character, your friendships, your marriage, your integrity, etc.
Every day is a fight. Every day there’s challenge, need, opposition, etc.
And we cannot forget that God is fighting for us.
Nehemiah 4:20 NLT
When you hear the blast of the trumpet, rush to wherever it is sounding. Then our God will fight for us!
We don’t serve some distant, austere God who looks down at you in shame and judgment. He knows the name of the stars and certainly knows your name. He holds galaxies and holds your life. He stepped out of heaven in the form of his son Jesus to die for you. He fought for you. As Jesus died, He was fighting for you. He made a way to reconcile you.
He’s not just fighting for you but with you.