Quick Thought – Winning Battles, Losing Wars

I was playing a game recently. One of the players was playing well, winning many individual contests. However, as this player won battles, he was losing the war. His tactics could not make up for his strategical losses. In the end, although the player was busy and won many battles, he lost the war.

“We have to forego some good things in order to choose others that are better or best because they develop faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and strengthen our families.” (Oaks, Good, Better, Best, October 2007). Are we winning battles by focusing on the good at the expense of winning the war by neglecting the best? It’s possible to fill our lives with good but neglect the best. We need to keep in mind our ultimate goals and realize what’s really most important in the end.

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