Fight the good fight of faith . . . . – 1 Timothy 6:12
The only fight the Christian is called upon to fight is the fight of faith.
If you’re in any other kind of fight, you’re in the wrong fight! There’s no need to fight the devil – Jesus has already defeated him. There’s no need fighting sin – Jesus is the cure for sin. But there is a fight (and therefore enemies, or hindrances) to faith.
The greatest enemy to faith is a lack of understanding God’s Word. In fact, all hindrances to faith center around this lack of knowledge; because you cannot believe or have faith beyond your actual knowledge of the Word of God.
However, our faith will automatically grow as your understanding of God’s Word grows (Rom. 10:17). If your faith is not growing, it’s because your knowledge of God’s Word is not growing. And you cannot grow or develop spiritually if you are not growing in faith.
The best resolution you can make today is that in the upcoming year, your knowledge of God’s Word will grow. Then give yourself to the study of the Word! It will automatically follow that your faith will grow. Hence, you will grow and develop spiritually.
Excerpt from Faith Food Devotions by Kenneth E. Hagin