Scripture: 1 Timothy 6:
11But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. 12Fight 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.
Observation: Sometimes we have to pursue the good things in life rather than expecting them to be handed to us.
Application: Paul is giving good instructions here to Timothy. He tells him to flee from this (stuff which he was talking about in the previous verses) which was being more interested in money than in Godliness. But then he says to pursue, or follow righteousness, godliness, faith, love endurance and gentleness. So this tells me that these are things we will have to go after sometimes. They won’t always be right there available to us. We have to look for, search for, seek and reach out to obtain these things.
I don’t know what you may be lacking in your spiritual life, but whatever it is, you may need to pursue it today. Actively reach out for more faith, more love, more endurance, more gentleness or righteousness. All of these things make you more Godly. You don’t become Godly by sitting around and wishing for it, you don’t become Godly by praying that God will make you that way (although praying is good) you must reach out and pursue Godliness, and pursue your faith.
Don’t let your faith get away from you. Pursue it! Go After it! Finish the race that God has set you on today.
Help me to continually and fervently pursue godliness and faith. Forgive me when I fall behind in my race and give me the strength to catch back up and endure.