Thursday, October 25, 2007

A Place To Commit

Yeah so here’s an interesting story for ya’ll. My youth group planned an all nighter out in the middle of a cow pasture. It was literally acres and acres of Cow Poop, Bad Smells, and Cows, which are such a stupid animal anyways. The best thing that pasture had going for it was an incredible game of ghost in the graveyard! I mean there were very little boundaries to this game and none of us new how this pasture was laid out. We had no clue which way was up, down, left or right. All we knew was that we were not going to get tagged.
So me and one of my buddys took off across this field just as fast as we could. Not knowing what was in front of us we just kept it at full speed!

The first thing we hit was a small river with mud, at that point my friend lost his balance and fell face first into the mud, (It was hilarious) he got up and looked like a Morphed Hershey Kiss.
Then It happened. I will never be able to forget this. There was a barbed wire fence that was coming fast. The coolest thing about this was the fact that the base (safe place) was dead ahead, and if we could clear this fence we would be home free in our “safe place!” So my friend was a little ahead of me and he hurdled the fence and continued running at full speed. I figured, “Hey if he can do it I bet I can do it too!” Forgetting that his legs were a Foot In A Half Taller than mine, I jumped.

And the barbed wire fence won! I was caught in the middle straddling this fence tangled in barbed wire. Face Cut, Body Sliced, and All Hopes Of Tasting Freedom Gone! All I had was a hurting body.

It’s time to stop straddling the fence of life and begin making decisions that your life is counting on you to make. It’s not easy, in fact it is one of the toughest parts of life, and in order to stop straddling, it is going to take COMMITMENT!

Romans 12:10
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Let's be commited to one another and stay commited to one another. We have an incredible life to live, so let's live it commited.


Auntie BJ said...

John 12:35
Then Jesus said unto them, yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
Kevin, doth that thound like good advith. Love ya!

Kristi said...

I guess another way you could look at it is that we are all moving full speed ahead to get to that desired place. We forge ahead with confidence, fully expecting that we can clear any hurdle in the way - but sometimes, to our surprise, we get tangled up, we get hurt, we feel pain. We walk away from the "tangle" with some scratches, gashes and pain, but we keep moving. Our pace might be slower, more measured, because we are suddenly more aware of our shortcomings, but still we move forward with full confidence that we will reach the "safe place!"