The Rewarded Pursuit

Matthew 7:6 New King James Version (NKJV)

“Do not give what is holy to the dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you in pieces.”

“To the victor go the spoils.” was a phrase derived by New York Senator William L. Marcy. The idea behind it is that the energy of the pursuit should never outweigh the reward. To put it simply, stop waisting time fighting battles that don’t matter. For instance:

-Why defend yourself to people who don’t care to understand you. More than likely you will never change their opinion of you in the first place.  If you do how much have you really gained anyways.

-Being right is not all that it’s cracked up to be. If your hooked on being right all the time, you probably know the energy that’s expended, and how little the payoff is overall.

-Fruitless activity. Spend your time, fulfilling your calling. Leave the other stuff alone.

Bottom line: Spend your time wisely.  If there is not a pot of gold at the end of your rainbow. Leave it be.

Biblical reference: Matthew 7:6