Another “Life Practice” of mine that I’d like to share with you is on picking your battles. I’ll be lying to you if I told you that I have not fought some unnecessary battles in my life. Well, I learned from them and I have become more discerning now than I used to be. As long as we are living among humans, one thing is for sure that you will encounter problems and battles. Sometimes the people you love will also encounter battles and the “savior ego” in you will be motivated to dive into these battles with them to save them. I’m here to charge you that please, please, please, every battle is not yours to fight. Whether physical battles or spiritual. Ask God about any and every situation you face and like the people of the old in the bible, “inquire of the Lord” before you go to war.

I’ve seen the enemy work through people trying to bait me into unnecessary wars, but I bless God for wisdom, I don’t engage and I watch it all play out. I know when Satan can use someone around you, even someone you care deeply about to taunt you to go into fruitless battles. Be discerning and wise like a serpent the Bible commands. My dear friends, not every battle yields fruits. Some battles will actually reduce your speed in life and some will distract you from what you really need to doing for your destiny.

Usually, people who have nothing to lose or are not going anywhere start fruitless wars but, you and I are on a mission to fulfill our destinies so please, pick which battles you will fight and most importantly, let Deuteronomy 20:4 ESV speak louder in your heart and spirit:

“For the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory.’”

My prayer for you this week is in this quote from C. JoyBell C.;

“Choose your battles wisely. After all, life isn’t measured by how many times you stood up to fight. It’s not winning battles that makes you happy, but it’s how many times you turned away and chose to look into a better direction. Life is too short to spend it on warring. Fight only the most, most, most important ones, let the rest go.” ― C. JoyBell C.


Lady Abena.