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Pressing On Toward Perfection

Philippians 3:12

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

profileOK – I confess – my golf game is in trouble this summer.  Between my meniscus tear – my increasing age – my lack of time to work on my game – my ONLY once-a-week game – my scores have suffered.  They are not where I want them to be for sure.  Last summer I was playing much better.  This summer my chipping and approach shots have totaling left me.  Up and down is not in my vocabulary this summer.  It has been less fun playing – but someone has to do it to keep the economy going.  And my friend Dennis is having a good summer beating me most times out and Greg is looking for an opportunity to beat me too.

So what do I do?  Do I blame the clubs and get a new set ($$)?  Do I take lessons ($$)?  I’ve tried changing golf ball brands!  Do I simply accept scores that are 4-6 strokes higher than normal?  Do I even accept normal?  Or do I strive to get better?  I’ve chosen to try and get better.  I will start practicing when time allows (and I may just start making the time to do it).  I have found a place where I can practice chipping and approach shots are practiced in the meadow behind my house.  I will not accept where my scores are today – I will return to where I use to be and try to get even better.  I am determined!  I am focused!  I will not give up!  I will break that barrier in front of me and score lower than I have all summer before the summer is out!  I can do this! Continue reading

August 19, 2013 Posted by | Church, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Evangelism, Faith Journey, Family, From the Pastor, Leadership, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment


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