“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” (1 Timothy 6:12 ESV)
Paul’s words to Timothy the young pastor are words for us as well. Rise to fight the good fight of faith. Stick to the gospel of grace that has been proclaimed to you and ward off attempts to water down or hamper the truth of Jesus.
This is the fight that the Spirit of God empowers us to fight. We get ammunition for the battle in the Word and fuel for the challenge in worship.
Then as we cling all the more tightly to the goodness of the gospel, we take hold of the life we have been secured in Jesus. This is the life of purpose and faith. Running the race looking to our Savior.
How can you fight today? By being reminded of your good confession in Scripture? By speaking words of of worship in the course of the day? Live from the gift of grace you have been given. Look to Jesus, and fully take hold of this new life.