Have we forgotten how to fight?
What images does the word “FIGHT” stir up in your mind? Is it a lawsuit? Is it yelling and screaming? Is it a full scale war? Is it a UFC match? For me the first thing that comes to mind is a UFC title match. I love to watch this sport. There aren’t a lot of sports where you see the athlete give everything they have. In the majority of the fights everything is left out in the cage. If you don’t bring your all, your going to get hurt and hurt bad.
Then today I came across this in the bible. “Be courageous! Let us fight bravely for our people and the cities of our God. May the Lord’s will be done. (2 Samuel 10:12) This was spoken by Joab to his brother as they were going out to war against a mighty army. A mighty army that wanted to defeat them. Joab and his brother committed all to God for the PEOPLE. Not for themselves, not because it was what they are supposed to do, not because they are told to. They did it FOR THE PEOPLE.
It made me think about the people in my city. Am I fighting for them? What is my definition of fighting when it pertains to them? Is it giving all I have to try and show the people God’s love? Is it doing it only when it’s convenient? Am I being courageous? Am I fighting bravely? Or am I just being a cheer leader. When things are going good and it’s an easy fight, is that when I jump in? Unfortunately I have to answer yes most of the time. I think if we are honest with ourselves most of us will say we are cheer leaders.
It’s time for us to take a stand, be courageous and FIGHT for the PEOPLE in our city. Not just when it’s convenient or when it’s not messy but when it is filthy and inconvenient. Can you imagine the difference in our cities if people started fighting for each other?