Colossians 2:1 I want you to know how much I am struggling for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally.
Remember, Paul is in prison. He’s facing condemnation and almost certainly a death sentence. It would have been easy for him to turn from the truth, to deny Christ, for his own safety. If he had done that, think what it would have done to the young Christian church. It would have destroyed it. So his struggle wasn’t just for himself, but for all believers, to hold firm. He was a leader in the church. People were watching him.
We can apply this to our lives because people are watching us too. Our actions can always help or harm someone else’s faith.