Daily Gratitude Year 6- Day 173: Today, I am grateful we can pick our battles.
Eleanor Roosevelt was a wise woman. She said, "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent." There are times we need to take a stand. There are times we need to walk away from the battle. Wisdom is knowing which to choose.
This image is hilarious. There is no doubt that this image would reflect any evening at my brother's. They have Lilly the Cat (actually Lilly has them, and she might be 😉holding them hostage ). We have Daisy Mae the Dog. If there were ever a battle over beds, the outcome would be the same as this picture. Daisy Mae might be a princess, but Lilly is the queen!
Some battles can't be won. Some aren't worth the time or energy expended. Others are worth taking on, even if there are giants in our midst because the right thing is simply that... the right thing.
Sometimes the little guy with the courageous heart can win. Long before David was king, he had that little encounter with the giant Philistine, Goliath. He was embarrassed for his people, older brothers included, that know one had enough faith to take on Goliath. David knew that God was on his side and Goliath had been mocking God. David volunteered to do as a boy, what no man in Saul's army was willing to do. He volunteered for a showdown with Goliath.
David took his slingshot and choose five stones. I love that it only took one! Even when the battle seems unwinnable... our God is bigger.
David knew how to pick his battles. He chose to seek guidance through prayer and God never failed him. Never.
Today, I am grateful we can pick our battles.