Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Poor aim and how it leads to sedated Indians... Yeah, now I got you're attention.

"I have to learn that the aim in life is God's, not mine. God is using me from His great personal standpoint, and all He asks of me is that I trust Him..."

-Oswald Chambers

How aware am I of what's really taking place in my life? Am I living in tune with the way God intended, or am I missing the big picture? Am I fooling myself into thinking that what I offer is enough?

I know I do alot (feels like alot... vet school) and people may tell me that I am doing great and to keep it up (which I need to hear), but the approval of those around me has no merit when I set it next to the approval of God. It just doesn't. Not next to God. And thats what it all comes down to. If my life isn't in tune with the life God has called me to, then I'm not in tune at all.

"Don't be so hard on yourself, dude. You're doing fine."

Sure, I try to do good stuff, but my aim should be to do God stuff. My aim should be to follow God's aim.

Why? Because my aim sucks. I have no aim. I have intentions.. good one's. Unfortunately my intentions don't make up for my terrible aim.

Example. Say I'm hanging out at a parade in, oh... India and an elephant decides to get a little crazy because of the "musth", I can try to dart (b/c we all love the elephants) that stupid thing a hundred times and do no good if my aim sucks. Even worse, I can really cause some damage by not leaving the job to someone more experienced in darting the musth elephants.

I can shoot darts left and right and behind my back and between my legs, but if that musth elephant is still stomping all over some peanut stand, then regardless of what I am trying to do, my aim is off. And its very likely that all Ive done is sedate a bunch of old Indian ladies and kids holding candy apples (you know, with all that between the legs shooting and stuff..) and that doesn't really sweeten the deal for anybody.

I would be wrong to rely on my good intentions to validate that I am doing exactly what God wants of me. That's what I am getting at.

Everyday is an opportunity to walk with God.

Going to Church or talking about Him or listening to music about Him is needed, but am I even tapping the surface of the life and purpose that God has for Adam Handy?

What am I letting into my life... what am I not doing... where am I stopping... how am I reacting... how is my thinking creating that wall that separates me from truly walking in the footsteps of Christ.

And this is something we are ALL called to do. Again, we simply are choosing to stop with a church service or with the approval of others.

Time to do some searching...

PS I'm running on little sleep, and my brain is warped from tests these past few weeks. Pardon any stuff that flat out makes no sense.


  1. I laughed. I cried. It became a part of me.
    Seriously - this is good stuff! Glad you're writing!


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