We all love comfort. There’s no avoiding it.
The comfort zone is a great place. I wrote a post about it a couple months ago. The speaker at BigStuf told us “the best life is an easy life.” That is what society tells us, but trust me, this life won’t always be easy. The best things in life don’t come easy. I know, risk is uncomfortable. Doing things that are outside of our comfort zones can be scary.
God’s best life for you doesn’t come easy. He wants great things for us, but it’s sometimes challenging to get those things. When we encounter uncomfortable situations we usually think three things. It’s usually either difficult, daunting, or dangerous. We might say “not a chance,” “that’s not for me,” or “it’s not worth it.”
Today you’re going to learn all about a filter that we will need to use for the entirety of our lives: the “fight” filter. This filter allows us to fight for people rather than against people.
Some people think that the Christian life is a playground, but it is far from it. At times this life is a battleground and we need to know how to fight.
Ephesians 6:13-17 says “take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.”
Be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. We have battles that we need to fight and win in our hearts, our everyday lives, and our world. Justice doesn’t just happen. It takes work.
When we see life through the comfort filter the enemy gains more ground in our hearts, our lives, and our world. Stand your ground because some of the best things in life require a fight. We must do so because God is with us and will never leave us. Pursue the truth and use God as your shield.
When we fight we need to do so for three reasons: to be great, to be good, and to be more like Jesus. To be a Christian is to be a fighter. Activate your “fight” filter. Join others and fight together. Embrace the difficult, daunting, and dangerous.
The picture for today’s post was taken by the incredibly talented Kuleigh Baker. She is a fellow blogger and friend. I would love it if you went to her site and gave it a look.