Timothy, my son, I am giving you this command in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by recalling them you may fight the battle well,19 holding on to faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and so have suffered shipwreck with regard to the faith.
[1 Timothy 1:18-19]
You were born into this world, because God has a plan, a purpose for your life. Accomplishing it is what will bring fulfilment in you, and it becomes possible only with a good conscience, as it is your conscience that reveals His prophetic word to you, in your spirit. It is the counsel that Paul gives to his spiritual son, Timothy, saying – This charge I commit to you, my son, Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, Having faith and a good conscience, which some having rejected concerning the faith, have suffered shipwreck. [1 Timothy 1:18,19]
God has a plan; it is to prosper you, and not harm you. But it is also a fight, a warfare, for there is an adversary, the devil, who by deception and lies, is always trying to veer you off the track, the good path that God has already prepared for you. The problem that the enemy brings in your good path may be intense, and, at all levels, even as it is now, when a health crisis of epic proportions is the order of the day, and shows no sign of abating. Through it all though, God’s purpose for your life is unchanging.
And, all you need to do, is to turn your eyes to be upon the Living God, whose eyes are always upon you. It is what king Jehoshaphat did, when enemy forces together, that were superior at all levels came against him. He acknowledged the truth, instead of denying it, and not knowing what to do, in faith, and he prayed for counsel, from the One who knows it all. [2 Chronicles 20:12] And, even in your life, as it was in Jehoshaphat’s, it is a good fight. It is good, because you win the fight, with the resource that God has given you, your shield of faith with which you can gain victory in Christ. Faith comes in you by hearing the word of God that is forever good. And God speaks His good word to you, primarily through your conscience.
Dear Holy Spirit, please always give me a good conscience so I may hear your word when you speak to me.