I was reading about snipers yesterday and how when these snipers are getting trained. They are taught that they have one shot sometimes. Depending on the mission if it's more than one shot they could either scare away the target or give away position etc. In these missions they are told no matter the wind speed, climate or precipitation you have to adapt. Every sniper has a partner aka a spotter who is trained to help the sniper to set his scope according to distance and weather. If the wind is heavy then the sniper will have to shoot opposite of the wind in order to use the wind to his advantage. We would think those things would ruin the mission, but the sniper says “I’ll just have to make a few adjustments”. It's how we perceive things, that’s going to matter in this mission.
In this mission to heaven we get one shot! We get one life to live, so God said if you’re going to live for me, you better make it count. If it's windy you’re going to have to adapt and make the best of every situation in life. Just like the spotter helps the sniper; we have a pastor that is our spotter telling us not to set our affections on the things below. Preaching to us, telling us how to aim for the right things, so that we can hit the target. Instead of complaining about the conditions, the sniper adapts; as we should. Turning stumbling blocks into stepping stones. We aim for the wrong things and expect God to say “mission accomplished”. No we need to aim for the devil, because if we can hit that target, then we hit the main target and that's going to heaven.
In Jesus name if we are going to live for God, then let's do it with all our might.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.
Submitted by : Jon Davidson