To fight to finish is a situation in which two groups or people intend to fight until one side has been defeated. “One of d most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting to life’s battle if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve.”1
Life is full of battles, and the Christian life is not exempted, in fact, it is suffers more violence! The Bible puts it rightly,” Be prepared. you’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over you’ll still be on your feet.” -Ephesians 6:13. The battles we fight daily may be financial battles, health battles, spiritual battles, relationship battles – all kinds of battles in our daily lives. These battles are potent to limit our progress if we are not strong enough to resist them. Here’s the battles we must fight to finish -the battles that contends with our destiny here on earth and in eternity.
In order to fight to finish you should never give up on any of your desires to achieve this life’s good. Situations around you, including people might suggest you let go of your goal or aspirations. You may even think it is no worth fighting because of the realities around you, and the fact that many persons have failed in that same situation. But the truth is if you see yourself differently and rest in God’s love, you will have all you need to fight to finish to achieve your desired goal.
You have every right to be afraid because the battle of life is far more than what you can handle on your own. And in fact, that is the reason you are afraid. What ever is beyond you would natural create fear in you, and that is why you need help! Showing all manner of emotional outbursts may not solve your problems. You must not let their emotions take control of you. If you get mad or they get angry and furious at the situation, and yet you don’t seek heaven’s help, you will soon realize that your emotional explosion is useless.
Like the biblical Jehoshaphat, take your problems to the Lord. “Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the LORD, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.”2 Prayer ought to be the first weapon we use whenever we face the battles of life, not the last. But sadly, the last thing we try is prayer – maybe because we want things to work out on our own. You must humble yourself and admit that you need help, and the surest help is from above and not from abroad.
God won’t fight for a man who has made up his mind to fight for himself. So, be still and let God fight for you. He knows your needs, and His plans are far greater than what you plan for yourself. “He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots with fire. “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”3
C.S Lewis said, “I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God, it changes me.” Dear friend, cease striving and let God vindicate you. Fight to finish the battle against your well-being for with God victory is certain! Be still. You’re winning! Yes, we are winning!
Reference: George Allen.1. 2 Chron. 20:3.2. Psalm 46: 9-112