Google is great.
An old Cherokee was teaching his grandchildren about life.
He said to them, “A battle is raging inside me … it is a terrible fight between two wolves. One wolf represents fear, anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego. The other stands for joy, peace, love, hope, sharing, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, friendship, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The old man fixed the children with a firm stare. “This same fight is going on inside you, and inside every other person, too.”
They thought about it for a minute and then one child asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”
The old Cherokee replied: “The one you feed.”
Yesterday I googled “Best quotes of all time” and this story came up. I absolutely love stories, especially ones that make you think. I have to admit… Google is great.
This story is so true, everyone has a battle going on within themselves. It’s the same story over and over again.. you see it in movies, books, and life. We are all in a battle with ourselves. We have fears,regrets,guilt, etc and all the other things battling against love, hope, kindness, and faith,etc.
We feed both of the wolves. One day we fear and the wolf is fed, the other day you love and the other wolf is fed. We can’t let the wolf representing fear and anger win the battle within us.
I know this is an old story and it may have nothing to do with Christ and the enemy, but it just fits so well.
We can overcome the battle within us.
They overcame the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.
Which wolf will you feed?