Not only does Jesus show us that we are worth dying for, He proves that we are worth fighting for, as well. Once we accept Christ in our lives, things tend to get more difficult rather than more effortless. While we cannot lose our salvation, the quality of our lives on Earth depends upon the winner of our daily battle between flesh and Spirit. Before salvation or even in the early stages of salvation before conviction, life is easier because we tend not to worry about repercussions or about how our actions will affect others, or how our actions might break God’s heart. Once we are saved and in tune with the Holy Spirit though, it is no longer acceptable to live outside of God’s Will and tough choices have to be made about our relationships, careers, dreams and goals. The good news is that we don’t go into battle alone. As a matter of fact, our battles belong to the Lord, if we will let Him fight, He will show us that we are worth fighting for. Every time we get a second chance by grace, God is saying, “You’re worth it.” Every time we see God’s mercy in action over the consequences of some foolish action, God is saying, “You’re worth it.” I can’t say that I understand it because there are days when I don’t even feel like fighting for myself, but thank God, I know in my heart that I’m worth fighting for and even dying for.
So, if someone claims to love you, and if he is a man of God, modeling his love after Christ’s love for the Church, he should be willing to fight for you. I am not talking about a physical fight for your attention or your affection; I mean he should be willing to show you kindness, grace, and mercy. He should be willing to include you and accept you just as you are. He should also be willing to die for you. I do not mean to say that he will jump in front of a train (though he should at least be willing to walk on the street side of the sidewalk); I mean he should be willing to let his selfishness die for your sake. In return, Ephesians says they we, as women, should submit. If he is doing his part, submission should be second nature. When you meet people do you have the attitude that you are worth dying for, worth fighting for, or do you give the best parts of yourself away freely? Know your worth. Ms. EV