Be selective in your battles
Peace is better
than being right.
Ahh, we have a couple of extra dogs up this weekend. The biggest one that you see there is Madden. He is 11 weeks old. As you can see, he is pretty big already and going to get a lot bigger in a very short period of time. The little angry dog with teeth is our Yorkie, Yoda. He is not happy at all with a new bigger dog visiting our house. He runs around growling and showing his teeth a lot. Obvioursly, he has not learned when and with whom to pick his battles.
In his case, it is easy to see how Yoda needs to be a little more selective in his battles. The rather large puppy might not hurt him now, (although those teeth are sharp as my shoes can now attest!) but Yoda ought to be forming a friendship and not a case of mortal enemies! Sometimes, peace really is better.
We all have experiences like my little seven pound dog. We want to be right. We want to know the answers. We want to protect our own territories. We want our kids to not be picked on. But sometimes, it is better for us to find a way to have peace in our lives rather than always being right. We learn more by forgiving rather than holding grudges. Every single one of us make mistakes. Every single one of us has sinned and every single one of us need the peace of the Saviors love.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.