Which dog we gonna feed?
We’ve all heard the various versions:
“Inside of me there are two dogs. One is black, and the other is white. The black dog is mean and wants me to make wrong choices. The white dog is good and encourages the right choices. They fight all day, every day. “
When asked which dog wins, the wisdom figure always replies:
“The one I feed the most.”
And it is true. The Spirit and the Flesh want different things, don’t they? The winner is the one we CHOOSE TO FEED. Every time. We like to THINK it’s bad luck, bad genes, or Fate. When somewhere inside we know we are reaping what we sow. Getting what we CHOOSE.
I asked an agnostic friend once if God could do ONE thing to convince her He was there and loved her what would it be. Sobbing instantly, she said “Get my son off drugs.” I assured her my praying friends and I would pray for that very thing “without ceasing.” Within the year he was off drugs and in church with his family. Yes, really! Still is, many years later!
She still won’t choose.
We see what we want to see. Choose what we want to believe. Feed what we want to feed.
That gift of Free Will? The one God will NOT take back? (Yes, I beg Him sometimes too). It’s a blessing and a burden. A superpower if we use it for good. A dead-end if we don’t.
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use
your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh…. Galatians 5:13