For many years now I have loved the New Testament Bible idea of fighting the good fight. Fighting isn’t always senseless or unnecessary. Fighting can be a good, or great, pursuit. I have fought for every ounce of happiness I have ever enjoyed throughout my adulthood. I have fought to follow Christ. I have wrestled with God. I have fought to become a good man. I have fought to say farewell to the devil. I have fought to live a life full of light and to share this light with friends and strangers. The good fight is a high aspiration and noble pursuit!
If you are fighting battles for the right reason I sincerely hope you win the wars. It is easy and tempting to say the words, Woe is me. The stuff worth having in life is attained often through wrestling with difficulties. Perhaps many are close to achieving victory, but they give up shortly before they would have had the success they desired. Do not give up fellow life traveler!
As a teenage boy I thought I had lost my happiness forever. However, I fought to get it back through prayer and Bible study and faith and perseverance and turning from my sins and fighting the greatest fight I have ever fought. In recent years a few folks have awarded me the high compliment of saying that I am the happiest person they know. This means more to me than I can express in one short blog. Truly, I died and was born again to find my happiness and joy. So I rejoice!
Whatever your good fight is I hope you continue to fight bravely onward toward victory.