Everything is not worth fighting about. In fact, many of our disagreements are simply personal preferences that don’t matter in the long run. But occasionally we run into something noble and good that must be protected. And this is a good fight.
Of course, we can debate about our favorite sports team or if a particular show is worth watching or not. And we can even passionately disagree about how to set our family budget or the finer points of public policy.
But, generally speaking, these still come down to our opinions and what’s important to us personally.
And, if it came down to it, we could let these go in order to pursue a greater good.
And it’s this greater good that a good fight is concerned with.
We’re not fighting for our own agenda or simply to make life easier for ourselves. This might not even be a fight we want to take up because of the cost it will require of us.
But we make a righteous judgment and stand up for what matters even when it comes with a high personal cost.
For example, we might fight against various teachings and public opinions that run contrary to God’s truth. And this is not because we like controversy per se, but rather because we’re committed to protecting the light of God’s truth throughout our homes and communities.
Likewise, we might also speak up when we witness casual injustices throughout our everyday life. While seemingly harmless on the surface, we fight for the smaller issues now before they become bigger ones later.
Certainly, when driven by pride, our fights lead to more destruction, division, and darkness.
But we simply can’t stay on the sidelines either.
There are things worth fighting for and we must learn to fight a good fight.
Check your pride regularly. And be willing to fight a good fight when your strength is needed to bring more life and beauty into the world.