by Michelle Meeks
A song a friend and I wrote a few years ago keeps coming to my mind over and over again. I guess because my friends and I all seem to be waiting for a breakthrough in an area in our lives. For me, it has to do with a dream He placed in my heart a long time ago. I knew He had a lot of work to do in me before this dream would come to fruition. Sometimes the work was quick; other times it was slow. There were also times, like now, that I feel I’m at a standstill. I start to wonder if this dream will ever happen. Once, I thought I could see it coming, but now, not so much. Honestly, I want to quit.
I guess that’s where this song comes in.
Hold Onto Your Faith
Everyday seems like a battle. An uphill climb to the finish line.
But I’ll hold onto my faith, I’ll fight the good fight,
I’ll run the race, til I cross the finish line.
Because where would I be if not for His grace.
He gave His life for me, how can I not give, He’s counting on me,
To be the hands and feet of Jesus.
When you’re passing through life’s fires, know He’s by your side always.
Just hold onto your faith, and fight the good fight
Keep running the race, til you cross the finish line.
Unfortunately, this life is a battle. Sometimes that battle is against ourselves. God has to work in us before we can receive our dream or breakthrough. Other times we “wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in hight places” (Ephesians 6:12). It’s hard. I’ll be the first one to tell you I have often wanted to quit. It’s been ten years since this dream began. But, as He often reminds me, “Don’t quit. Don’t give up on your faith in Me. Look what all I gave up for you. Look at how far you’ve come. Yes, it’s a battle, but I Am with you to see you through to the end.” So, if you are like me, waiting on a dream, a promise, a breakthrough, don’t give up. He’s counting on us. In the end it will be more than worth it.
1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”
1 Corinthian 9: 24 Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 25 Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 26 Therefore I do not run like a man running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man beating the air. 27 No, I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.