Choose your battles wisely. After all, life isn’t measured by how many times you stood up to fight. It’s not winning battles that makes you happy, but it’s how many times you turned away and chose to look into a better direction. Life is too short to spend it on warring. Fight only the most, most, most important ones, let the rest go.
Devotional: God waits for Gideon
Judges 6:17-18, NKJV - Then he said to Him, “If now I have found favor in Your sight, then show me a sign that it is You who talk with me. Do not depart from here, I pray, until I come to You and bring out my offering and set it before You.”
And He said, “I will wait until you come back.”
It’s funny how we can know the truth that God cannot be limited and yet when He sends us to do something, we can dig up a thousand excuses to say that we are. And yet God is willing to wait for us to do what we have to do to convince ourselves (as with Gideon’s signs), even entertain a dialogue with us (as with Moses’ episode at the burning bush), before we carry on with our special instructions.
Don’t ever think that God doesn’t understand where we are and what we are capable of. He is not a god who sets people up for failure. God knows our limitations but He also sees what we are able to accomplish, especially when He’s on our side.