God doesn’t treat our sin in the same arbitrary way we do. The seriousness of man’s sin makes God’s majesty terrifying. We deserve hell. His compassion offers salvation through Christ alone.
“I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life, the life of toil and effort, of labor and strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship, or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph.”
Teddy Roosevelt, April 10,1899
Practice periods of voluntary discomfort or be forced to endure permanent suffering.
Rules for Gunfighting
1. Bring a gun, Preferably two.
2. Only hits count. Misses add to your opponent’s opportunity to win.
3. If your shooting stance is perfect, you are worried about the wrong factors in a gunfight, not moving fast enough, using cover correctly or putting your front site on your opponent is a priority.
4. Move away from your attacker and go to cover. Distance is your friend.
5. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, trick gear or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
6. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, covering your brother or sister and planning the next position of advantage.
7. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on individual focus and commitment than the inherent accuracy of the gun.
8. Have a plan and a back-up plan. “No battle plan ever survives 10 seconds past first contact with an enemy.”
9. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect yours and all times.
10. Never forget no one can protect you better than yourself. Always be prepared. It is a personal responsibility.
11. Watch their hands. Hands kill. Smiles, frowns and other facial expressions don’t (In God we trust. Everyone else keep your hands where I can see them.)
12. Decide TODAY and from this point forward to take the initiative and never lose momentum in a gun fight.
13. Always be professional, polite and respectful. But, realize at anytime people you encounter may plan to kill you.
14. Train, train, train. But, realize it will be your personal commitment that will prevail in the fight. Destiny favors the prepared.
15. The important things are simple, but no one said they are easy.
16. Professionals are predictable, amateurs are dangerous.
Civilized men are more discourteous than savages because they know they can be impolite without having their skulls split.
Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.
Habits of a Mentally Tough Athlete
1- Wakes up early
2- Always on time
3- Open to feedback and criticism
4- Stubbornly positive
5- Understands values and purpose
6- Stands up for and helps others
7- Fights through fatigue
8- Reads and Constantly learns
9- Bounces back
Don’t worry about leaving a legacy.
Don’t worry about the world remembering you.
You’ve only got one life to live.
Let every second point to Jesus.
All the kingdoms built and all the trophies won will crumble into dust when it’s said and done.
All that really matters is:
Did you live the truth to the ones you love?
Was your life the proof that there is only One?
Whose name will last forever.
Jesus is the only name to remember.
When all words have been censored.
When all books have been burned.
When all monuments have been removed.
When all history has been erased.
When all your freedoms have been stolen.
Only then will you realize why our right to bear arms was so high on the list.