I wrote a devotional back in 2012 titled, “We need a squirrel like mentality” and it has been one of the most shared/liked posts. And the truth is, it needs to be shared again because we are in the last ending of 2017 and some of us have yet to rise above. Above what? Anything, everything and anybody. Do you know when a squirrel is being chased, it knows in order to get to safety it needs to get to a higher level than the thing that’s chasing it? It doesn’t mess around trying to see if it’ll get caught, it doesn’t try to hold a conversation or defend its reason for getting away; it simply climbs because the higher it gets, the more out of reach it becomes. So tell me why you’re still getting caught up by your enemies? Okay, you’re tired of being the bigger person but how did the last argument work out. Okay, you are tired of climbing because they call it running but what have ‘they’ done for you lately. Okay, you are tired of getting scraped by the tree limbs but when has staying on the ground benefited you. Look, being on a different level means handling stuff from your level and not theirs.
But get this, you will not recognize the need to climb if you’re afraid too or if you’re comfortable where you are. This is why you need to figure out what level you’re on and the level you’re trying to get too. You may not know this but squirrels don’t hang around to play with dogs, they climb. Squirrels don’t hibernate, when conditions are bad, they simply stay in their nest and save energy. Squirrels don’t fight big battles alone but tend to gang up and attack an enemy larger than them. And squirrels climb no matter what the conditions. What are you doing? I don’t know about you but at this point in my life, I’m seeking to get to an entirely different level and if that means not reacting, so be it. If that means being called out my name and talked about, so be it. If that means, leaving some stuff/people behind, so be it. No, it doesn’t mean I think I am better than anybody else, it simply means we might be on different spiritual levels and I am okay with that. I will not stay this time, instead I’ll climb for “I have calmed and quieted myself, I am like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child I am content (Psalm 131:2).”