(KJV.) 1 CORINTHIANS 9:25-27
(25) And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible.
(26) I, therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
(27) But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH!
Brethren, in this world, everyone is up to something, from the day we were born until death; life is a journey of achievements; therefore, we run around, strive against one another, we acquire worldly riches that perish with the wind, other people enjoy after we pass away from this world: from birth, we cry, then learn how to smile, laugh, facial expressions, then roll over, sit, crawl, stand on our feet and walk; the list goes on and on until death; never a dull moment, when there is nothing going on in human lives: we strive against one another, compete with others to be outstanding personalities in world of darkness; many people burn their candles at every end, be Jacks of all tricks, but mastery in no type of profession, we torment, exhaust our youthful years, thereafter, lose hope in ourselves, retire from it all, ask ourselves, what happened to all those years?, fly away to be at rest in unknown final destinations.
This type of living was not designed to the welfare of humanity; for our Father blessed all things on earth for humanity to enjoy effortlessly, (Genesis 1:28); subsequently, if we have to work hard to sustain lives on earth, due to generational curses of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, (Genesis 3:19); then, let us embrace our fate with joyfulness of hearts, do what we have to do to survive in this world, focus on one profession at a time, be well equip with the knowledge and understanding of our various callings, master what we do, that when competing against others, our gifts and talents may shine, exemplify to the world as outstanding personalities among other peers, and win golden crowns and trophies.
Believe of not, we compete against one another regardless of what we do in this world, where we do the things we do; whether in the body of Christ, or the secular world, humanity in general competes against one another in world of darkness; however, the difference between the two inferences is, people in the secular world, compete against one another to show themselves approved of others, that they are better achievers than their fellow peers, to win perishable crowns of glories; whereas, believers, faith establishments who compete against another, ought to compete to show themselves approved of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, win nonperishable, eternal golden crowns of glories; therefore, as believers, let us strive, but not as the first group of people, who strives for applauses of humanity, rather compete as the second group of people, fight the good fight of faith, persevere through sufferings, forbear all hindrances, refuse to give up on intended purposes of life, but finish various callings successfully on earth, to glorify Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, receive crowns of glories forevermore.
Dearly beloved, our struggles for righteousness sakes are not in vain, there are earthly, eternal blessings for those who persevered to final destinations of life: therefore, regardless of what we compete of against one another, let us do all things with Christlike mindsets, control our fleshly desires, not to aggrandize ourselves, think wayward thoughts to please the world; whatever we do, let us do all things to glorify our Father, Jesus Christ, not to glorify ourselves, feel better on human perspectives; among all things, know that, we can do all things through the strength of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. (Philippians 4:13); therefore, let us fight the good fight of faith, be worthy after our callings on earth, dwell peacefully with Jesus Christ in heavenly places forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.