Not every fight is worth fighting and many things we simply learn to tolerate and let go. But there’s also a point when enough is enough and we must take a stand for what is true, right, and good.
Parents learn quickly to pick their battles. A mismatched outfit is generally not worth an argument as long as the child is dressed and safe.
There is also a lot of playful silliness that’s just part of being a child that parents learn to put up with.
But there comes a point when a child is doing something that’s no longer okay and the parent must put his foot down. Enough is enough!
This is not a point of anger, but one of needed correction. The child has stepped outside of the realm of what’s permitted and the parent must now step in to restore order – to enforce the boundaries that allow for life and goodness to thrive.
To be sure, our job is not to parent those around us. But there are still times in which we must boldly stand against whatever is not okay.
When lies distort God’s truth we must say enough is enough and speak up for what is true.
When tolerance and passivity allows evil to reign in our communities, we must take our stand to restore goodness and basic decency.
And we must not stand by as beauty is perverted and allowed to become a cheap commodity when God has given it to us to be cherished, honored, and deeply enjoyed.
In the end, there are many things worth fighting for and we must be willing to say enough is enough.
We abdicate the strength given to us when we don’t stand up for what’s true, good, and beautiful – inviting unnecessary suffering throughout our life and relationships.
Courageously take your stand when enough is enough.
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