She drove up in a red minivan and parked. Her hair was gray and her face wrinkled with years. After a bit, she pressed a button and the side door of the van slid open, revealing a wheel chair. She made her way out the driver door, struggling to put her foot on the ground. Finally, after much persistence, both feet were on the asphalt. Then came the task of pulling out the wheel chair. Not giving up, she fought out the chair and succeeded.
She didn’t quit.
She didn’t sulk.
Even though she would have to go through the same battles many times over.
We also face different day to day battles; countless battles that won’t happen just once. They may be outward and physical, yet many will be inward and emotional. We will always have the choice to go on or to quit. Some will take a long time to sit and wallow in their misery and dissatisfaction. Others use that time to patiently persist, giving satisfaction and fulfillment in overcoming.
And although we don’t always get to choose the outcome, every ‘battle’ will give us a choice of attitude to make in the process.
I hope this helps you, friends, as you go about your day! I’m certainly not perfect and I’m thankful for the chance to grow and be encouraged by this elderly lady!