Fight the Good Fight of Faith

I’m in a very weird, uncomfortable season in my life. It’s one of those seasons where I am trying to figure out if it is God? Is it me? Is it the enemy? It’s a season where depression and hopelessness are chasing behind me. It’s a season of risk taking, stepping out in faith, saying goodbyes to friends, and uncertainty.

So how do you navigate such a season? Paul’s advice to Timothy was to use the prophetic words spoken over him as a weapon. 

So as depression and hopelessness are coming after me, I turn around and declare the promises of God over my life. I remind myself of what God says will happen in my life. I remind myself of the plans He has promised me. I envision myself doing what He said I would do.

Then I allow the promise to propel me forward. Even when I am not seeing the fruit, even when it doesn’t seem to make a difference, I keep moving toward the promise. I make decisions with the promise in mind.

In this season, I am fighting the good fight of faith. Some days I am weary. Some days I am energized. But I will keep my eyes on the prize. I am using the prophecies and promises given to me as a weapon to slay doubt, to annihilate depression, to overcome hopelessness, to be my cane as a I walk into the promise.

This season will not last forever. Better days are coming.

“So Timothy, my son, I am entrusting you with this responsibility, in keeping with the very first prophecies that were spoken over your life, and are now in the process of fulfillment in this great work of ministry, in keeping with the prophecies spoken over you. With this encouragement use your prophecies as weapons as you wage spiritual warfare by faith and with a clean conscience. For there are many who reject these virtues and are now destitute of the true faith,”

1 Timothy 1:18-19 TPT