Golf and God

I am go golf what rap is to music. Technically, I am a golfer, as I have hacked at the ball an average of once a year over the past ten years.

One day, I was playing out of the rough. There was a tree directly between me and the green. God knew my ball would be right there, but he stuck a tree in my path anyway. I never hit my target, so I aimed right for the tree. And then it hit me – the ball, that is. It didn’t hit the trunk of the tree, just a small branch. But the ball came right back at me. It is amazing what big damage a small branch can cause. One tree limb turned a promising double bogey into something much worse.

What are you aiming at? Standing between every man and his target is a small branch. Remember, not all branches are made of wood. Some are made of bad habits or attitudes. What is your target?

An old philosopher once said, “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” The best way to miss the branch is to not swing the club. But if you do that, you will never hit the green.

So keep swinging, and keep your eye on the ball, or the ball may keep an eye on you. And watch out for small branches.

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4).

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