A grandfather is talking with his grandson and he says there are two wolves inside of us which are always at war with each other. One of them is a good wolf which represents things like kindness, bravery and love. The other is a bad wolf, which represents things like greed, hatred and fear. The grandson stops and thinks about it for a second then he looks up at his grandfather and says, “Grandfather, which one wins?” The grandfather quietly replies, the one you feed.
The best way to kill something is to starve it. The best way to have something thrive is to feed it. What we feed thrives, what we starve dies. What we feed wins, what we starve loses.
We feed by:
- What we meditate on. Do we meditate on whatever things are true, noble, just…as per Phil 4:8 – or do we meditate on failures, problems, obstacles, challenges?
- Who and what we allow to instruct us and speak into our lives. Do we depend on the Holy Spirit to teach us all things, and bring to our remembrance all things, according to John 14:26 or do we prefer to be instructed by the media, friends etc? Our friends feed into our thought patterns, attitudes, mindset and behavior. What kind of relationships do we encourage? Elisha had Elijah, Ruth had Naomi, Mary had Elizabeth, David had Jonathan, Samson had Delilah, Esau had the Canaanite wives and Joshua had Moses. Who do we have?
Be careful not to starve what is supposed to thrive or feed what is supposed to die:
- Feed your faith not your fear
Feed love not hatred
Feed forgiveness not bitterness
Feed positivity not negativity
Feed your strengths not weaknesses
Feed patience not impulsiveness
- Whatever we feed grows; whatever we starve dies
Whatever we feed wins; whatever we starve loses
Whatever we feed thrives; whatever we starve stagnates
Pst. Juster Waweru