Tuesday, July 26, 2016

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. "

--2nd Timothy 4:7--

Let's talk about this gem for a second, shall we?

For starters, let me just state how much I needed to hear this verse tonight.
It brought to me a realization.
You see, I have been battling with my mind recently.
The mind is essentially my worst enemy.
But really it's only when I let the Devil get to it and that's what I have been doing lately without realizing it.
I have just felt really defeated by my troubles and I have felt anxiety and sadness and pressure and pain.
It's okay to get sad sometimes, I think that's normal.
But I felt more than I sad, as I said, I felt defeated.
But what I realized when I read this verse was that I felt defeated because I was defeated.
I was defeated because I wasn't fighting the good fight.
I wasn't putting on the armor of God.
Now, I know the Lord is faithful and mighty to save and that we have hope in Him.
I know these things and I believe these things.
Yet, I wasn't letting Him fight for me because I wasn't even listening to Him.
Sure, I was praying here and there.
But I wasn't full force praying and fighting.
I wasn't cracking open my Bible and that's how you put on your armor.
That's how you listen to God.
I wasn't receiving any messages from Him because I didn't open my Bible and read the messages He has given us.

I was stale bread and cold coffee.

I was trudging through my sufferings and battling my mind without being armed and without having the will to fight.
I had faith but it was little.
I let the Devil defeat me.
Thankfully, I have turned it around.
I am not sitting here sad anymore.
I am fighting the good fight and keeping the faith.
And I want to keep it.
I encourage you to examine your life to and see if you are fighting the good fight as well.


  1. "I was stale bread and cold coffee."

    Wow, I love that! I have the same struggles too, chica. It's introspection, anxiety, the battle waged in the mind. But you're right, the Bible helps. And I love that image of putting on the armor of Christ.

    This verse is one of my favorites:
    "The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." ~ Exodus 14:14

    Praying for you!

  2. I can relate to this. I feel that, as Christians, we sometimes get so caught up in the cares of this world that we forget to nourish our spirits and once the enemy sees our walls down, he will do everything to attack us at our weakest points. Putting on the full armor of God is the key to ward off these attacks. But also, another verse that I've found extremely powerful in times like this is:
    "Be still and know that I am God."
    There is so much power in the simple act of ACKNOWLEDGING that God is God and He is with us.
    Praying for you! Message me on fb any time. I'm here for ya.