After I got over the shock of having been yelled at, I found myself saddened by this woman's plight. She had so much passion and negative energy over people parking on the street near her home. Her home was far enough away from the street our cars were not even visible unless she drove down the drive. On the surface, it did not make any sense. This caused me to wonder what deeper pain was driving this anger? What if she channelled all that energy and anger towards something worth fighting for?
How often am I guilty of the same--spinning my wheels on things that are insignificant while settling for mediocrity on things that really matter?
I have been thinking a lot about marriage lately. Why is it that we don't fight harder? People seem to fight plenty, but it is generally against each other instead of for each other. Why do we give in so easily?
"Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes." Nehemiah 4:14b
Who/what are you fighting? There are things worth fighting for...and when I think through my list, people dominate. What would life look life if instead of fighting against people we fought for them--for their hearts and their souls?
I know it is not always convenient--and it is seldom easy. The payoff, though, is priceless.