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IF YOU CHASE TWO RABBITS, BOTH WILL ESCAPE

By the late Pastor Bob Moody

It’s the truth. If you try to chase two bunnies, they will both get away. The reason is bunnies don’t stick together. They separate when the chase begins. A hunting dog needs to find the track of one rabbit and stay on it.

Rabbits have a relatively small territorial living area and very rarely leave it, even when pushed by a hound. The problem is that more than one rabbit shares a home area, thus their paths will cross on a regular basis. The rabbit hound must stay after one bunny. If he starts chasing a different rabbit every time he cuts a different path, he will end up very tired and rabbitless. In other words, our bunny hound had better choose one rabbit and stay with it until he catches his prey.

Life is much the same way. If you want to attain a goal, you must focus on that goal and not get caught up in chasing four or five goals at once. The odds are you won’t attain any of your goals. “Multi-tasking” may be a buzzword in some areas, but it doesn’t work well when you have a goal which needs singular focus.

The Apostle Paul shared these thoughts about the ultimate goal in his life: “Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do, forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is the ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14)

With all his worthwhile and God-given talents and calling, dear Brother Paul still knew he needed to stay on one bunny trail; namely heaven. He had focus and purpose. He gave up what was behind him and whatever might cross his path to pursue the goal which was most important.

How about you, my friend? Have allowed other things to divert you from your goal? If you have, then get back on the right track.

Father, help me stay focused on what you sent your Son for!

 

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Kurt J. Kolka grew up in the small community of Grayling, Mich., near the forested AuSable River. After majoring in English at college, he began a career in writing and newspapers spanning more than two decades. In his spare time he creates a Christian comic strip, The Cardinal, which has a 28-year history of publication. He has also authored a book, “Bullying is No Laughing Matter” (Front Edge Publications, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2014) and is working on his first novel. Kurt and his wife Diane have been married for more than 25 years and have one daughter, Rebekah, and an overprotective dog, Alli. Of life, Kurt says, “Life is never dull with God at the steering wheel, but, man, does He have a lead foot!” More about Kurt and his musings may be found at www.betweenthepines.org.

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