The Best Battles are the Ones Not Fought!

When people talk about us… say negative things about us… challenge us and our views… debate us… or they just downright act silly… many times we have a tendency of getting defensive, and getting defensive REAL quickly!

But did you know that in life… we don’t ALWAYS have to be on the defensive… or be out there looking to start a fight? Did you know that there are some “battles” that are started in front us… that we don’t NEED to fight?

For some of us this makes sense… but for others it seems like that couldn’t work. But consider what was told to an ancient king named Jehoshaphat (we’ll call him Jeho for short) back in the good ole days when Israel was conquering lands for it’s territory:

Do not be afraid or discouraged of the army before you. For the battle is NOT yours… it’s the Lord’s!” (2 Chronicles 20:15)

What this is saying to you and me in 2009 is this… you don’t need to be afraid or fearful of what may happen when people rise up against you with their words or actions… because this battle NEVER was yours, but it belongs to God Almighty…

…and God NEVER loses a battle!

There are some battles that come before you or that you’re tempted to fight in… that you don’t even need to lift a finger or say a word, because God is going to fight it (and win it) for you!

And then there are other times in life… where WE are the aggressors… and WE pick fights that don’t need to be started! (Uh Oh, I’m talking about you!) We need to come to the realization that we don’t live in a perfect world… and at times, people will do LITTLE things that irritate and irk us… but why should we make a mountain out of a mole hill, because we just make things WORSE that way.

For example, just because a spouse may leave cupboards open… leave the cap off of the toothpaste bottle… or perhaps leaves clothes lying around the house… or maybe don’t have dinner cooked on time… does that mean you need to start World War 3?

No it doesn’t…

Your husband, wife, family members, and closest friends are supposed to be on your team… so there’s RARELY a need to instigate a fight with them, becasue your on the same side!

In war, when you harm somebody who is on the same side as you… it’s called friendly fire. I sincerely believe we have TOO MUCH friendly fire going on in our families. We need to learn to solve disagreements in a friendly manner… and even let other people have their way when it comes to small issues.

In conclusion, we need to pick our battles wisely… because in the end, sometimes that the battles that we win… are the ones we didn’t fight in the first place! Until tomorrow… be blessed and walk in God’s abundance today.

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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude,Relationship | Tags: , , ,

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