Thanks to my friend, Ken Fleming, for
sharing this one with us - Good moral to this story:
There once was a man who had nothing for
his family to eat. He had an
old rifle and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go
out hunting and kill some wild
game for dinner.
As he went down the road, he saw a
rabbit. He shot at the rabbit and missed it. The rabbit ran away.
Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot
at the squirrel and missed it. The squirrel disappeared into a hole in a cottonwood
As he went further, he saw a large wild
"Tom" turkey in the tree, but he had only one bullet remaining.
A voice spoke to him and said, "Pray
first, aim high and stay focused." However, at the same time, he saw a deer which was
a better kill. He brought the
gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a
rattlesnake between his legs
about to bite him, so he naturally brought the gun
down further to shoot the rattlesnake.
Still, the voice said again to him, "I
said 'Pray, Aim high and Stay focused." So, the man decided to listen to God's
He prayed, then aimed the gun high up in
the tree and shot the wild turkey. The bullet bounced off the turkey and killed the
The handle fell off the gun and hit the
snake in the head and killed it. And, when the gun had gone off, it knocked him into a
When he stood up to look around, he had
fish in all his pockets, a dead deer and a turkey to eat for his family. The snake
(Satan) was dead simply
because the man listened to God.
Moral of the story:
Pray first before you do
anything, Aim and shoot high in your goals, and stay focused on God. Never let others discourage you
concerning your past. The past
is exactly that, "the past."
Live every day one day at a time and
remember that only God knows our future and that he will not put you through any more than
you can bear.
Do not look to man for your
blessings, but look to the doors that only He has prepared
in advance for you in your favor.
Wait, be still and patient: keep God
first and everything else will follow.
Pass this on in order that someone else might be