Monday, March 05, 2007

Fw: 3 bullets

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 tree. 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 voice. 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 deer. 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 pond. 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.

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