Presenting ...

Net Profits - Dwight Hill

... a weekly letter of encouragement.

December 6, 1993

Good Morning!


I am convinced the British invented the game to get even with us Americans for winning the Revolutionary War.

Over the years I have grown to intensely dislike the game.

Hacking and slicing...I look like Houdini in the advanced stages of arthritis.

And everyone seems to offer free advice:

"Bend your knees." "Keep your eye on the ball." "Follow through." RIGHT.

Actually, I've HATED the game...Until two months ago when I received my first lesson.

The pro gave me three simple suggestions. And to my utter amazement, I am now hitting the ball long and straight. (most of the time...some of the time)

In fact I can't wait to get out on the course! Or to a driving range! CAN' WAIT!!

So for over 40 years I tried to teach myself... WHAT A JOKE!

The Christian life and discipleship are similar to GOLF:

You can hack it out on your own...but you will hate the struggle - Or you can allow a "pro" to come along side and make a few suggestions. Consider the power of example. Paul states to his disciples:

"Be imitators of me as I am of Christ." (I Corinthians 11:1)

"...You followed my teaching, conduct, purpose...perseverance" (II Timothy 3:10)

"The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice..." (Philippians 4:9)

So why spend years hacking and slicing at the game of life when you can learn from a pro: Find a mature follower of Christ and let him model the essentials for you. Perhaps he'll make a few suggestions. It will save you a lot of grief and you might even begin to enjoy the game of life!

Have a great week!

Dwight Hill

Copyright 1996 Dwight Hill. Unlimited permission to copy or use is hereby granted subject to inclusion of this copyright notice.

Back to Antioch's Well
Back to Antioch's Home Page