Last spring a robin pecked incessantly on our dining room window. It almost drove me crazy. I read on the internet that they are fighting the imaginary bird they see reflected there. I figure that poor bird must have damaged his beak and become exhausted by the end of the day.
The problem sparked a thought in my mind. The bird fought an unnecessary battle. He thought there was danger to his nest, but in reality he only exerted unneeded energy.
The poor creature kept striving yet made no progress in accomplishing anything. How often are we like that bird, expending unfruitful effort when we could better utilize our time in other ways. I know, I certainly do. So what's the answer?
This scripture came to mind. Psalm 46:10. "Be still, and know that I am God." God knows everything about us and has a perfect plan, if we will but quiet ourselves and listen.
John 10 speaks of the shepherd of our souls. "I am the good shepherd." Allow Him to lead.