Mountain Moving Monday: Fight

Monday, June 11, 2012

Fight the good fight of faith.” (1 Timothy 6:12)

Word Study: Fight

The original meaning of fight is taken from the Greek word, Ago-nid-zom-ahee, which means to struggle; literally to compete for a prize, figuratively to contend with an adversary; endeavor to accomplish something; to labor fervently.

Let’s look at the word fight in the scripture above to see how it applies to our lives.

Are you fighting a losing battle? Have your arms gotten tired from putting up dukes that leave you walking away in defeat? Fight in the verse above refers to putting your strength and muscle towards things of God. Sometimes all of our strength goes towards fighting the enemy [who has already been defeated] and expending all of our energy on things that do not concern the Lord. Let us not grow weary in well doing, but rather put our energy towards pleasing the Father.

Paul calls this fight, a good fight because we are contending for the worthy and beautiful prize of eternal life. It may get hard, especially when you feel you're doing everything right, but it's a good fight. It may hurt when you keep getting knocked down, but it’s a good fight because Jesus is our Captain and He knows that the victory has been won. The scriptures tell us that we will struggle, suffer, have to persevere and fight in order to receive a crown of life (Romans 8:17-18; 2 Timothy 3:12; 1 Peter 4:12-16, Revelation 2:10); however, Jesus led the way, so let’s put on our armor and go to war!

Today, you may have to fight the urge to curse or get angry. You may have to fight the urge to sleep around or view pornography. You may have to fight the urge to lie or be sneaky. You may have to fight the urge to fight somebody. You may have to fight, as if you’re fighting for your life; but if it means that your mountain will move once you put up your spiritual fists, then fight on and focus on the good. This fight is a guaranteed victory!


Lord, we want the spiritual muscles to fight our battles wisely. We want to make sure that we are putting our strength in warfare that brings you glory. We would rather wear out than rust out in this fight of faith; so Lord, give us the tools and knowledge to know when to put up our dukes and when to send up our prayers. We desire a crown of eternal life at the end, so help us to fight with our faith in hand, to not get weary, and to wear our wounds graciously. If it is your will, move the enemy and his fruitless battles out of our way. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

How will you fight to move mountains today?

*Word definitions taken from the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance*

The purpose of S.W.A.P. Ministries is to encourage women to live, not just exist, and learn how to be bold about sharing the gospel of Christ to others.

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  1. Thank you for this post!

  2. This was so on time today for me; thanks for the timing, no one can tell me he speaks to us in so many ways, wonderful understanding to my journey/tests as a Woman of God.

  3. Thank you for posting this....I really needed to read this....Thanks Ladies!

  4. Ladies, WOW is all we can say!!! This scripture encourages us to keep on fighting for the faith!!! And we see that all of you agree!

    God knows exactly what His Children need!! Your sharing helps us grow and stay suited up for the fight! We are in this fight together, stay encouraged and know we are praying with you!! He is an ON TIME GOD!!! Somebody say Amen! :-)

  5. Thank you so much S.W.A.P. - again, you hit the 'nail on the head'.

    Thanks for ministering to my life as I'm reminding in the song by Yolanda Adams "the fight is not yours, but the Lord's". Bless your hearts Sisters and have a wonderful day.

    1. That is a great song and so pertinent to this study on fight! Thank you for your encouraging words they mean so much! Have a beautiful day :)


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