Updated: Nov 30, 2020
An old Cherokee told his grandson “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is evil: anger, jealously, greed, fear, resentment, inferiority, lies, ego.
The other is good: it is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.
The boy asked grandfather, “which wolf wins?
The old man quietly replied: "the one you feed.”
The truth is, it is so much easier to feed the first wolf. We feed it by scrolling through social media, becoming paralyzed by fear of the future, allowing our minds to become saturated with negative information the unbelieving world is feeding us.
All the while, starving the second wolf.
Let's call the second wolf: faith.
Faith, is the one I want to encourage you to feed.
This one is fed by slowing our scrolls and taking time to feed our spirits. By taking time to pray, to be in God's Word, reading of His love for us and promises for us, and remembering His sovereign control over every situation.
This starves the second wolf. Let's call it fear.
Fear is a strong wolf, and it's cravings are strong.
But I hope this encourages you to pause and fight to feed the second.
May the Lord help us to be wise and sow to the Spirit today, and be discerning of what we are feeding on.
So that our hearts and minds can be transformed to think and see things like He does. So that we can shine as lights in this dark storm, free from fear, walking above the storm of panic which the world is so caught up in today.
Make no mistake. This is a hard battle, and it comes through denying the small desires of the flesh (the cravings of that first wolf) everyday that contradict God’s will, and obeying the quiet whisper of the second wolf, (the Spirit) in every little thing.
The battle between the two is real, but the war has already won (1 John 5:4). The question is, which side are you on and which wolf are you feeding?
"Do not be deceived: God is not to be mocked. Whatever a man sows, he will reap in return. The one who sows to please his flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; but the one who sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up".…Galatians 6:7-9