Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and a beautiful community of writers for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. This is where I get to write, letting it all go, allowing the words tucked away deep inside my heart to find their voice.
I am learning that I have to fight for the things I want. I have to fight for the people that I love. I have to fight to hold onto dreams and keep moving forward in life, when all that I really want to do sometimes is sit in a corner, bow my head and say, “Come, Lord Jesus, Come quickly”.
So I ask myself tonight, “Do I have a fight left in me?” I’ve never been one who likes conflict. I’m not one to push the envelope and press in for what I want. I give up too easily. I stop way before the light turns red. I give up long before the breakthrough.
But this year, I want to fight. I want to fight the good fight of faith, to run the race with the joy set before me, which is Christ Jesus. There are so many things I want to accomplish in this life still. So many things I want to do this year, but it will be a fight. I have way too much going on in my life. So I will have to fight to stay focused, to stay balanced and to keep my head above water. Life is a juggling act and I prefer to take the easy way out.
But this year, my eyes are are fixed, my feet are firmly planted, and I will press on with unwavering faith, and find that fight that is within me. I will hold tightly to the promises of God for my life and not let go until I see them fulfilled.
Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have confessed so well before many witnesses. (1 Timothy 6:12)