1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, unto which thou art also called and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. KJV
Please notice there is no distinction between male and female. This verse applies to us all as believers in Christ. There is so much truth in here it’s scary!
1. Fight the good fight of faith. Notice the word fight..meaning it will not be a bed roses..it will be a struggle. A fight. A war. Our enemy, the devil, will throw everything at us he can. He knows exactly where to hit us and with what. He knows our weaknesses.
2. Lay hold on eternal life. It does not say lay hold of or about eternal life. It says on, meaning that once you have accepted Christ you are to know of your eternal life. Claiming it knowing beyond a shadow of doubt that it is yours. Stand on it, hold it..it is yours and no man or woman can take it away.
3. Unto which thou are also called. When you felt that tug on your heart from the Holy Spirit it was at that moment you were being called by God himself to accept His forgiveness and become a child of His. A man or woman of righteousness, a person of repentance, a person of integrity, a holy and blameless person in the sight of God thanks to His grace.
4. And hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. The minute you answered that tugging on your heart, that calling from God, you became a witness. That first step to forgiveness, usually down an aisle in a church, is the hardest. I know how hard it was for me to step our among my peers and say Hey world I’m a sinner and I need God. But the moment I did oh boy!
There are many witnesses to our lives on a daily basis. Usually the first one is your spouse, then the kids, then coworkers, then the rest of the world and then it comes back to your spouse and kids as the day closes. What you do is noted, whether you realize it or not. And in order to fight the good fight of faith on a daily basis you MUST have your warriors with you. Just as in true battle, war or struggle there are men or women protecting your front, side and behind. You need to have good prayer warriors you can call on at the drop of a hat to say Hey brother or sister I need prayer today. This is what is going on and I need help to fight the fight. And through that, the people who witness your life will go..you know what I know where you have been and I see where you are. I want what you have.
Then the circle begins for another to lay hold on their eternal life.