They are such annoying little creatures. They run back and forth over Molly's personal yard, and if they catch sight of her they call her every name in the Squirrel Book of Insults.
Her new E-collar allows her more freedom, so she's had the thrill of chasing these rascals. But then what do they do? They don't play fair, they run up a tree.
Meanwhile, I am on a Walk. And a Walk does not mean taking off through the yard or even into the woods to chase the annoying little squirrels. I know how futile the pursuit of those little critters is.
In my walk with God, I have squirrels that I chase, too. They're annoying, they're in my way, and often they're wrong. But they may not be the direction God wants me going, and they can distract me from having an even bigger impact on a greater wrong.
In my church - should I complain about the style of music, or the color of the paint in the fellowship hall, or the youth with the tattoos and nose ring? In my community - should I complain about someone else's lifestyle with which I disagree or a legal event that is against my beliefs?
Often, these are merely squirrel chases, and they not only pull me from my walk with God, they color me with negativity and keep me from building relationships and fighting the battles He really needs me to fight.
Proverbs 15:21 Folly delights a man who lacks judgment, but a man of understanding keeps a straight course.