As a stay-at-home wife there are a lot of things I get to see, and do, now that I am here pretty much 24/7. Before leaving the corporate world most of what I saw were office desks, cubicles, break rooms, and lots of paperwork. Today I get to see grass grow (well, not literally, but I see it get taller or more brown as the seasons change), notice my big dog turning gray under the chin, and notice my little dog turning gray all over as he ages.
Something I truly enjoy seeing since I am home are the antics of my fur babies, especially the little one. Edan loves to chase after the vacuum cleaner when I am cleaning. I am not sure why he does it, but he thinks it is either toy or something loud and big that he must conquer. These days he mostly sleeps, but when that vacuum comes out he becomes a little, playful puppy all over again.
As I watched the video over and over, wondering what to write about, I got to thinking about battles we have in our lives. Some are small and go by quickly; some are large and stay around for a long time; others are loud (meaning they are prevalent and “in our face” on a daily basis) and frustrating.
When Edan starts to attack the vacuum I have to say “No” a lot because I know he could get hurt. I wonder if God does the same for us when it comes to our battles. We may think the best way to handle a battle is to attack it, chase it, and maybe even open our mouths and say things to get it to go away. The question is whether God thinks the same. There are some battles where He may want us to sit back and let Him deal with the battle. We need to let Him go at it like Edan goes at the vacuum.
It is difficult to sit back and let God fight the battles because, as humans, most of us probably don’t like sitting back. We want action, and sometimes we don’t see God’s action even though we know He has the battle in His hands.
God loves us very much and doesn’t want to see us hurting. He doesn’t want to see us in battles, but because of who we are, and that we are on earth, we are going to have battles.
Part of loving God is letting Him take charge. Maybe our role is to know which battles we can join in on and which ones we need to hand over to God.
The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but victory rests with the Lord. ~ Proverbs 21:31