I’m smart like a fox
Greatest decisions are internal decisions made to move forward
Have you ever seen the fox who was trying to jump for a bunch of grapes that were hanging from a tree? He jumps, jumps and jumps but he can never reach them. Finally he walks away and thinks to himself, “They were likely sour anyway.”
I believe that there are times in life when we need to be as wise as this fox. Times when we jump and jump and jump but we just can’t reach the things that we are striving for.
We tried to finish school but we didn’t. We tried to have a great marriage but it failed. We tried to find a better job but we couldn’t. We jumped and jumped and jumped but rather than walking away we have become chained to the places where we failed.
You can tell those who are chained to their failures when you ask them how they are doing. They can only remember where they failed as they say, “Not that good, I can’t seem to ever get ahead. I used to have friends but not anymore. I can’t find a good job and my health is failing.”
Rather than seeing their past failures as sour grapes and moving on they have decided to meditate day and night on where they failed and have built their home in the valley of despair.
The fox could have seen his attempt to reach the grapes as him being a failure. “If only I was a better fox. If only I could catch a lucky break.”
No, he somehow knew that he was a better fox by walking away than he was by staying. He was sure that there were better days ahead and that’s where he was determined to go.
We can all look at where we failed but failing doesn’t make you a failure. I believe the greatest decisions that we make are the little internal decisions that we make to change direction and move forward.
Jesus didn’t ask people for riches and fame but He asked people to simply follow Him and He would give them a better future.
James 3:4 “Look also at ships: although they are so large and are driven by fierce winds, they are turned by a very small rudder wherever the pilot desires.”
Do you allow the sour event in your past to keep souring the days that you are now in? Do you want to stay in the pity party of your past or do you want to move to the celebration centre of your future?
The Prodigal Son in the Bible was living in the pigpen when he came to himself and thought, “I would be better off moving forward then staying stuck in the muck with these pigs.” He somewhere decided, “I need to get me some new friends.”
He walked away knowing that his past jumping and jumping for success his way was sour grapes. I tell people it’s not the last thing that they did wrong that is holding them back but it’s their refusing to do the next thing right.
The rudder in our life is our tongue and whatever direction you point your words you will also point your life. Wisdom is the ability to keep saying sweet things when others are trying to sour your day.
I believe that you need to walk away from your failures before you will ever find good success. I am confident in you that you can make it and that you are well worth the effort for your best days are yet to come.
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