Whoever came up with the line, “Choose your battles”? Yeah, I know what it means. You can’t fight everything, and some things are not worth it. Don’t try to fight everything that happens or everyone who wants to pick a fight.
With children, we politely dictate that phrase, realizing that they are human, get tired, hungry, and don’t always mean what they say. With undesirable people, we decide whether or not the issue is really worth winning the argument.
But what about those battles we face that we didn’t choose? They were given to us. We don’t have a choice in the matter; it is the result of a Higher Plan.
My sweet Taylor girl has such a battle. Her disease, mucopolysaccharidoses, MPS IIIB, is neurologically degenerative and she is gradually losing functioning with each passing day. While she is able to walk, eat and laugh, I miss things she can no longer do. Am I giving in to the battle? No way! But I’m giving away this battle. When Taylor was four years old, she was able to memorize a verse in Sunday School, from the story of David and Goliath.
I Samuel 17:47 “…the battle is the Lord’s.”
Taylor doesn’t have to fight this battle; God already has it under control. His plan for her life included all the grace, mercy, and strength that our entire family needs for the past, present, and future. Some ammunition!
What battle are you facing? Disease? Addiction? Divorce? Death?
News bulletin from the frontline:
The battle is the Lord’s.