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.”
1 Timothy 6:12
It is important to understand that every dream will exact its price. The bigger the dream, the higher the price to be paid. Your dream is a prize you’re aiming for and you must be ready to pay the price to get it. It is the determination to hang in there no matter the circumstances until the prize is delivered. Great dreams are not for the lily-livered or easy-does-it crowd.
We cannot run away from the reality of troubles and pain. Jesus said, “In this world, you will have trouble.” So it is not strange that we face difficulties. What is important is not that we have problems but how we respond to the problems.
Troubles can make or break us. Difficulties are opportunities on vacation. The more the troubles, the more the treasures. God’s generals are not made in the cooler of ease and comfort; they are made in the crucible of affliction. It is the battle field that proves the mettle of any soldier. Mountains are not meant to stop us but to be climbed, opening us to an incredible view of God’s awesome presence and power.
When next a mountain stands between you and your God-given dream, use it as a ladder to your next level. Mountains were not made to stop us but to lift us. It’s a question of perspective. If you see it as an obstacle, then it becomes an obstacle. If you see it as a challenge equal to your strength, then it becomes that. We are not to be intimidated into yielding ground to the enemy but to stand up to him and show that ‘greater is he that is in me than he that is in the world.’
See every obstacle on your road to fulfilling destiny as a ‘good fight of faith.’ Don’t back down, don’t give up, don’t give in but give it the best shot you got.
“For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”
2 Corinthians 4:16
We faint not! Despite the persecutions, we faint not. In the face of disappointments, we faint not. When friends desert us, we faint not. In the midst of rejection and abuse, we faint not. When they lie against us, we faint not. Come rain or sunshine, we are determined to faint not. For we know that with every beating, frustration, disappointment and pain, our dream (inward man) is renewed day by day. The dream gets stronger with every test we passed. Our capacity to fulfil the dream is strengthened with each obstacle we overcome.