While my dad was here to visit he wanted to hunt so he bought a three day license . We got 14 inches of snow on the Sunday after Christmas and my days license started on Monday. Snow where I was born and raised is a normal thing but here it is extraordinary. So come Monday morning the hunting was not too good because the hunt clubs did not hunt and people were not on the roads going anywhere. Understanding all this we decided we would go right behind my house to hunt, which is a great spot but it is very thick with brush in places.
I know my way around pretty well back there so I was going to walk through some pretty thick stuff to try to push deer to my father and my son and father-in-law who were sitting in some place where deer cross. Now while I was walking through the woods everything began to look similar and I had been walking a while. Now I thought I knew exactly where I was and then I see them. What do I see? I see my own tracks in the snow. I have now walked all this time and circled back around to near where I started.
I then had to regroup and get my bearings again. Once I got my bearings I was able to move through the thick woods and find the spot that I wanted but it took some real concentration. I had to be focused on where I wanted to go so that I did not circle back around again. I could have wondered aimlessly through the woods but I would have really ended up somewhere I did not want to be or somewhere that I did not know where it was.
How often though do we lose our bearings spiritually in life and wonder around aimlessly? I see too many people wonder though life aimlessly and have no where they are going or where they will end up. We need to be focused on where we want to go spiritually in life and it is going to take great concentration.
1 Corinthians 9:26 - Therefore I run in such a way, as not without aim; I box in such a way, as not beating the air;
How are you going through life? Are you focused, aimed, and concentrating or are you aimless and wondering?