This weekend was full of buzz. Everyone was talking about it at home, work, and on television. Questions flew back and forth: Are you going to watch it? Did you see it? Who did you think was going to win? How much did you win or lose? The fight of the century caused quite a stir. It was promoted and hyped as the main event. People came from all over to see it. Celebrities packed the Las Vegas hotel as friends and families also gathered in packed houses for the fight of the century. After 12 rounds of anticipation and expectation, a unanimous decision was made and the winner declared. Then it was all over. No more hype, no more build up and no more attraction. I was in my own fight this weekend. It was not advertised or promoted. No one talked about it or bet any money on me. No one came to watch me, cheer me on or have a fight party on my behalf. I was in a spiritual battle. It was all out warfare, definitely a main event. Have you ever been there? Fighting to win, like everything is riding on this? Fighting like it’s a championship title at stake? I discovered as a believer, that’s how I should approach all my spiritual battles. Without any build up or hype just take it round by round and fight the good fight with controlled pace. Whatever issue you’re facing: sickness, unemployment, bereavement, heartaches, relationships or financial difficulty just make contact with the Word of God and counter each punch with praise and worship. Fight to win. Pray without ceasing. The Lord is with you and He and will not let you be knocked out by Satan. It’s a unanimous decision, go ahead and declare it, victory is mine.
I Timothy 6:11-12 NKJV says But you O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.