It seems the longer I live this life, I find the people of this world have more in common than not.
This excerpt if from the devotional "surrendering hunger"
Progress I Don't Understand
Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you. (Leviticus 26:8)
As difficult as dealing with an eating problem can be, there are small improvements that I can't explain.
I struggle so long with chocolate and turn down one candy bar and suddenly all kinds of food have less appeal for me. I focus on quieting my voice with my children and it seems hopeless, but then I find I'm less frustrated with my co-workers. I progress when I'm not looking, and I can't explain why.
That's the beauty of it. With God, five soldiers can defeat one hundred soldiers. If I could explain it, I would claim I won in my own strength and feel proud, then I would fall. This way, I can only report my progress to my friends and celebrate with them. These small moments of grace become inside jokes with God.
Work in me, using your mysterious paths, God, and I promise to cooperate.
God's ways are mysterious, and that's OK.
I read this and said, oh my gosh, YES!!!!