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 turkey up in a 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 would
provide more meat than the turkey. 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 again said to him, “Pray first, 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 went into the
turkey, deflected off a bone and hit the deer, killing it. When the gun
fired, it knocked the man off balance, he stepped on the rattlesnake’
which killed it and fell backwards into a pond. When he stood up to look
around, he had fish in all his pockets, a deer and a turkey with which to
feed his family. The snake was dead simply because the man listened to God.
Moral of the story:
Keep God first and everything else will follow.
Pray first before you do anything. Aim high in your goals, and stay focused
on God. Never let people or things discourage you concerning your past. Do
not look to man for your blessings, but look only to God.
— Author Unknown