I’m Not Very Good At This ~ February 28

I’m Not Very Good At This

I reckon I need more practice

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Romans 3:23

My golf game is pretty amusing, and I try not to take it too seriously. But! Too often, I do take it too seriously. I’ll hit a series of good shots, sink a few putts, and my confidence will begin to soar. It’s usually about then I hit a gorgeous high arcing shot that lands right in the middle of a sand trap or pond. You should hear the things I say! No… maybe you shouldn’t.

And, the more serious I get and the harder I try, the worse I get. Then at some point, I’ll realize what I’m doing, and literally laugh at myself, asking, “Who do you think you are?” I’m not any good at golf, mainly because it’s not important to me to be good at it. It’s fun, I’m outdoors, and that’s all that should matter.

Life is like golf; it seems the harder we try to be good and do what’s right, the more mistakes we make. I think we do our best when we relax and enjoy the things God surrounds us with. When we start trying too hard, that’s when we start missing the mark, and finding ourselves in trouble.

We’re going to make bad shots in life—we’re going to sin—and we’ll probably never be as good as we want to be—we’ll fall short of the glory of God—but if we focus on God, He will make us as good as He wants us to be.

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