hmmm...hi Sidney-good question, I believe when you are a persistent person, or a fighter, or "not a quitter", you realize there are many aspects to a battle; and you carefully evaluate it. You know that there are parts of the battle you must absolutely win or come out "on top of", so to speak, and you don't stop until you've accomplished that and/or you've obtained the evidence/fact that the battle has been won or lost (and that needs to be accepted). However, on the flip side, when you have that "all knowing inner peace" that you have fought the battle with all of the resources within you and around you, and you can face those efforts made with a sense of accomplishment and some satisfaction even though the circumstances are not always the desired outcome; I personally believe you can deem the battle as complete and categorize one self as a "non-quitter" ;).
Hey Shunnae Love... thanks for the input... Just a little side note.. I think your name must be said in full… “Shunnae Love” It just goes together… Not the way mom calls you when you’re in trouble… but the way one looks at you after the ninth hour… back to the subject at hand… I have a lot of thoughts behind this… Because I for one, tend to be passionate concerning the things that are near and dear to me. And when your passion is more dominant, not to say that clouded judgment gets in the way, however I tend to lean more towards ones’ way of thinking my take a different turn. A certain peace may be brought about however a small percentage whatever that may be, but a small percentage of failure sometimes may creep in and tell you that you should have done more or if I could have done this differently perhaps the outcome would have been different. I do agree that you have to be ok with whatever the amount of effort you deposited into this “battle” and still walk away saying I’ve given all that I could… I’ve done my best… 110%.
I don't believe there is a battle except from within... and that isn't real, is it.
That is only our thoughts. Are thoughts real... or just an energy that we have
become familiar with and accept it as "who we are", and "what we think", but
what is real? So are the battles real? Or just something we have made up in
our minds? These so called battles certainly do interrupt our peace at times,
don't they? So how DO we know the battle is over if we are not a quitter?
Only when our mind is quiet, is the battle over.... until it's not. Then we create
either a new not-reality thought, or we go back to our familiar thoughts which we
have believed possibly since childhood... and start the cycle again.
Thanks for the input... I agree with your opening statement with “the battle is always from within” in addition to what will we do with the battle once we are on the field… Our tools are experience, strengthening of the mind, passion and determination. One thing that I do struggle with is knowing when to say to say when. As I made one reply its passion that keep me there.
I believe battles have a tendency to make us stronger when we have the ability and courage to accept them as God's challenges for us. I also believe that any battle, if left in God's hands, is over long before we realize it. Only He knows how long He wants us to wage a fight and it always ends in His time. A very valuable truth: 'Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct they path.' (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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