Good Fight

Sometimes you have to fight back. I remember enlisting the help of my brother before I went to high school. I didn’t know how to fight and needed to know how to defend myself. We stuffed plastic bags with foam and placed them on the beams in the basement. I punched them as if they were real punching bags in the gym. He taught me how to stand and protect myself in case I was in a fight. He told me to keep my arms up and protect myself from my opponent. My step dad was a boxer and I would look at his old equipment in awe, wondering what it must have been like to get into the ring.

Little did I know that there was absolutely no fighting allowed at my strict inner city high school, and the only fights I would have would be in the form of classroom debates. However, I never forgot what he taught me to do when defending myself and the same things are applicable in everyday life. Sometimes you have to assume a position and take a stand for what you believe in.

Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold to the eternal life to which you were called when you made your confession in the presence of many witnesses. 1Timothy 6:12

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