We're preparing ourselves for the 2016 golf season and the first question we asked was;
"What am I trying to accomplish?"
Golf is a tough game and so is life!!! Way back in the day (1975, see waayyy back) I had the dream to play on the PGA Tour. The problem was, I was a Second Lieutenant in the US Army stationed in Germany with my new (incredibly beautiful wife, Anne). The PGA Tour dream consumed me so once we got somewhat settled into the regimen of life in Eschborn, FRG, I made sure I was able to work on my game, play and compete whenever and wherever I could. I read about golf. I practiced at 5:45 AM in the morning after we conducted our Physical Training. I did this in camouflage pants, tee shirt and combat boots hitting balls behind the gym in the mud and dust. I spent every afternoon and weekends at the Rhein Mein Golf Club just about 18 kilometers from my workplace, annddd, I normally didn't get home until well after dark most days.
Was this my purpose?
What do you mean; "my purpose?" I mean, was it what I believed the Lord wanted me to do? Well, the truth is as I relive this experience, I realize, I didn't even know the Lord at that point in my life! I no more would have thought about seeking "the Lord" than I would have worn a skirt and makeup!! It was all about me, brother, all about me. I wanted to be good at this game and nothing was going to get in my way as I contemplated journeying to the big show, the PGA Tour. That's right, "The TOUR"! I believe if each of us that have been able to play the game fairly well (and a few who can't, lol) were honest with ourselves we would admit that we see ourselves as being able to "make it" on the Tour.
Forget about the fact that I was a newly married lieutenant platoon leader responsible for securing a portion of the Fulda Gap if the hordes from East Germany and Russia decided to bust into the traditional invasion route into Western Europe.... for goodness sake, I wanted to be on the Tour!!
Mine's to G.O.L.F. or Give the Gospel thru Golf.