One side is the soaring eagle. Everything the eagle stands for is good and true and beautiful, and it soars above the clouds. Even though it dips down into the valleys, it lays its eggs on the mountaintops.
The other side of us is the howling wolf. And that raging, howling wolf represents the worst that’s in us. He eats upon our downfalls and justifies himself by his presence in the pack.
Who wins this great battle?
The one we feed.
The above Ode has been around for years, but still rings true. There’s not a person around that doesn’t struggle with the constant conflict between good and evil. The question is, which one do you give the most attention to? It’s easy to say you’re a Christian and then go out and act like the rest of the world does. the hard part is to win the battle that rages within us, the battle against Satan and the temptations he puts in front of our faces every day.
I urge you to do what ever it takes to make the battle easier. Pray when tempted, love when filled with hatred, read God‘s word when you’re not sure which path to take. The choice is ours on which direction we take, and the temptation is always to travel the easier road. Make God proud today and feed the eagle and soar to new heights.
1 Corinthians 8:6 Yet for us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist, and one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom are all things and through whom we exist.