So you may be wondering why the title of this blog is "An unexpected lesson" and my picture is a broken bow string. I can't say that I blame you if you are. I have felt lead to share with you a little lesson that God taught me yesterday that was very unexpected.
God has been dealing with me over the past 4 years to learn to TRUST HIM. (Basically ever since Teddy came into my life...hmm. I won't go any further with that ;). Just kidding..well kinda. We have been through a lot of things that have tested our faith and have caused us to rely solely on God because he had taken all other means away. When we are sometimes pushed to the edge with no where to go and with no other resources left then that is when God will step in in a way that you could NEVER FATHOM....ONLY IF you just "let go and let God".
We are all hear on this earth for a divine purpose and we will only live out that purpose if we choose to let God take control of our lives, our wants, and our deepest desires and choose to live out what God has put us here on this beautiful Earth for. As crazy as the world is, it's still a beautiful thing.
Have you ever been asked, "What is your testimony?" I had been asked that a time or two in the past and I always thought, "I don't know if I have one or not." That was then that I asked God to please help me have a great testimony so I would be able to speak about it one day when and if I was ever asked that question again. Well God is always good and always follows through and he has definitely been giving us a testimony that we will one day share with everyone when the time is right. For now, I want to get into the lesson that he taught me yesterday when I was struggling with the stresses of everyday life. I had already learned to "Let Go and Let God". He has already proved to me that he WILL provide. I once heard Joyce Meyers say, "If it's his will then it's his bill." It was then that I had an "ah ha" moment I guess you could say. God has to take care of it and you just have to let him. So in saying that, I was anxious all week about things that may seem like simple little problems to some people, but to me they were major. I had been shooting all summer to get the perfect alignment with my bow to be "dead on" when the the time came to harvest the animal that God will provide. I could not get it tuned in to save my life. I started stressing as season is only 3 weeks away and we are blessed to be able to go to the BIG BUCK capital in my opinion, OHIO! I don't take hunting animals lightly because I admire and respect them so much. They are all I think about most of the day! So I was having archery issues, work is busy issues, hunting show issues, deadlines, finances, getting things done, too much too do and not enough time, worrying about the next best 3 months of the year.. and I was bound and determined to go home and shoot my bow and get that thing lined in no matter what right after work..presuming Kylee didn't have other things in mind haha..
So I did...
I went home, Kylee played, and I shot my bow. In the back of my mind all those little things that I had been worrying about and stressing over just kept going through my mind and every time that I would release that arrow I would get me more and more anxious. I had just got off the phone "complaining" to Teddy about my worries and of course my bow. So as I hung up the phone upset and put it into my pocket, I pulled my bow back, looked through my sights and pulled the trigger on my release only to hear a snapping of my bow string. I looked down and my heart sank. As I sat there and said a few choice words, I realized that this was not what I was supposed to be doing. I was letting the stresses and pressures of everyday life get to me instead of doing what God had already taught me to do..."Let it go and let him take care of it." I got up, asked for forgiveness for my choice words and not trusting him and I "LET IT GO".
It was a humbling moment, but God spoke to me and it took me doing something dangerous and scary for me to see it because I was so preoccupied with things of this world.
In the end, I took it to the bow shop and come to find out..basically everything on my bow was set up incorrectly causing all the issues that I was having. Thankfully I had an extra bowstring just waiting to be used. Issues solved!
Moral of the story, don't get caught up with the pressures and stresses of this world. Get in the will of God and stay there. Remember, if it's his will then it's his bill and he will take care of it. It's called Faith. I have learned to be in the will of God and to live for him, it requires Faith! Faith can truly move mountains my friends. Remember, "Let GO and LET God" take care of. He arose from the dead....he can do ANYTHING.
Stay Safe this year and Happy Hunting!