Daily Devotional – 10/23/17 “What are you fighting for?”

Today would have been Granddaddy and Gram’s 72nd wedding anniversary but then death intervened 5 years ago. For 35 years (for as early as I can remember), I watched their relationship. There was good and bad yet they stuck and stayed. Even during the hard times of the early years, starting with the 1930’s and raising ten children they overcame. Please understand, it wasn’t without situations but they overcame them. Then I watched grandma take care of granddad for three years while he laid afflicted by sickness. I am sharing this because it is rare, now days, to find marriages that last. If I can be honest, it is rare to see people fighting for anything worthy. I’ve seen where people spend thousands on the wedding but will not invest one dollar into the marriage. But it is not just marriages, it’s everything. This is why I have to ask this question … What are you fighting for? Or should I ask, what are you fighting for that matters? We fight on social media but will not fight for social justice. We fight for folk who will not commit but not for our personal relationship with Christ. We fight for positions in the workplace but we will not fight for the upkeep of the church. We fight baby momma/daddy but we will not fight for educational options for the baby. We fight to make it to $1 margaritas but we will not fight for the PTA at the school. We fight harder in relationships, with other folk spouses, yet we will not fight in preparation to be a Godly husband or wife.

What are you fighting for beloved? Are you fighting to be healthy, happy and whole? Are you fighting to be one with God? Are you fighting for your worth? Are you fighting for everything man said you could not have? Are you fighting to get everything “they” said you will never attain? What are you fighting for? Yes, I know this world is not our home but while we are fighting to hear God say “Well done thy good and faithful servant,” what are you fighting for that will allow Him to say, “Well done,” now? You do know that God can be pleased with us now, right? But that’s only when we are fighting for the right thing at the right time. This is why I had to ask, what are you fighting for? Stop giving up so easily and fight. Stop giving in so quickly, fight. I don’t know about you but I’m fighting for mine. This means my husband, my children, my family, my friends, my pastor, my church family, my sanity, my sanctity, my blessings and even you. And I’m fighting to love the hell out of this world. What about you?

“You keep getting in the ring as a lamb and keep losing! Show up as a lion and fight until you win! Get your MORE!” – Pastor Robert S. Harvey

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