I’ve shared a similar devotional before and I’ve decided to share it again because this year has dealt some heavy blows leaving people feeling like giving up and giving in. Yes, I know it’s unusual to use a squirrel in relation to people but let me explain. A squirrel is a fast, clever and strong animal that can live in any habitat. They have a good sense of vision and touch and they thrive from their interaction in human environments. Sounds similar to people, doesn’t it? Yet, unlike squirrels we tend to allow our environment to change or hinder who we are or what we do. One morning while I was walking into work, it was raining and there was a squirrel before me. Me, I was trying to get out of the rain but the squirrel, he wasn’t fazed by it. To me, rain messes up my plans but to the squirrel, the rain adapted to him. To me, the rain was bothersome but to the squirrel, he kept climbing.
It didn’t matter if rain was falling, the wind was blowing or even if there were branches in its way, the squirrel kept going. Yes, he could have easily allowed the rain to stop him, but then what? Would he have found the food he was looking for or made it to his destination? Probably not. Beloved, you have to keep going too. Sure, you may be facing the worst storm in your life, may have lost more than you ever thought, may have received bad news from the doctor, job laid you off, folk walked away, lied on you, talked about you … whatever it is, keep going. Eventually your rain will stop, but you don’t. Yes, your storm has to end but while you wait, keep going.
Get a squirrel like mentality and keep climbing and going through whatever. You’re stronger than you think you are and there’s things waiting for you.