The Good Fight

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

2 Timothy 4:7 (NIV)

This is my favorite verse in the Bible. Paul is sitting in a smelly and damp prison, writing his final words to his best friend, Timothy.

He’s reflecting back on his life and can say that he “finished the race”, and “kept the faith”. ┬áThe ultimate accomplishment.

But when he says “he fought the good fight”, reminds me that it wasn’t easy, in fact, it was difficult. The ‘fight’ infers to me that there were mistakes and starting over, conflicts, tough decisions and circumstances. Yet, doing right and seeking God even during times of not feeling well physically or emotionally.


Heavenly Father, give me the strength to ‘fight the good fight’ of doing right, helping others and seeking You. Convince me of the blessing. In Jesus’ Name. Amen

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