There was a knock at the door. As the missionary opened it, he was overjoyed to see a native Indian who had recently come to Christ. But today he did not have the usual bright smile on his face. What had happened?
The missionary beckoned him in and they sat down together. Not waiting another moment, the missionary asked him, “What is troubling you today?”
The Indian looked him straight in the eye and said, “It seems as if there are two big goats fighting within me …. one is light and godly, but the other is very dark and evil. I am troubled by the fight within me.”
The missionary smiled gently and asked, “So which one is winning?”
The Indian thought about it for a while. Suddenly his face lit up. “Why, it is the one I feed the most!” At that moment, he knew what it would take to get the victory. The smile returned to his face. He was not helpless. All he needed to do was to feed the good goat and starve the evil goat!
What are you feeding? How much of your day is spent receiving negative, sinful influences that strengthen the “evil goat”?
“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Cor 10:4-5).