09 Sep Setting Our Sights – GEARING UP (2 of 4) Colossians 3:1-2
I don’t know about you, but the season is so close I can almost taste it! Feeders are going out, food plots are flourishing, trail cameras are going nuts and when I talk about it I start to bounce kinda like if my overly enthusiastic son were ever to get a hold of a red bull. Yet with all this excitement there are still a few things we need to line up. I say that intentionally because what I want to talk about today is setting our sights.
Now within the sight world there is a vast variety to choose from. If you hunt with a rifle you don’t even use a sight you use a scope, but the same theory applies. It is important to know that our sights are set true when we take aim at our target. Sights come in all sorts of different shapes, size, and some even come in different colors. Sights are a series of tools we use to line up our weapon on our target.
On a scope we are using optical lenses with cross hairs or dots marking our center mass at set distances. On a bow we might use a single pin, or a serious of pins the same as the crosshairs/dots on a scope. It’s critical that these markers are true; if the distance is wrong, or if the sight is off to the left or right we will miss our shot. It’s important that we are comfortable, and familiar with whatever sight we are using at the time. Lastly it’s important that when we set our sight that we are aiming at the same target. Having a shot group will be able to explain what changes we have to make to our sights.
Our faith is not much different than these things. Our target is our lives, and we take one shot each day. The bullseye is the person God wants us to be. Peep sight or optics are God, and our crosshairs or pins are Jesus.When we look to God and follow the example he has given us in his son Jesus we will always hit our mark. The Bible talks about this in Colossians 3:1-2
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above. Not on earthly things.”
Our focus needs to be on Jesus, and we can’t allow ourselves to get distracted. When we are making our daily decisions, and we live our day to day lives, we can’t allow ourselves to chance it with what some might say would be “Kentucky Windage”. To those who aren’t familiar with the term “Kentucky Windage” is when you try to account for variables in wind, arrow or bullet drop, or issues with our sights. An example of “Kentucky Windage” would be we know we are shooting low to the left, instead of correcting the sights we aim high to the right instead. It’s possible that we hit our mark, but it is very risky, and often leaves us wishing we had just taken the time to make the adjustments.
If we aren’t following our sights, or when we don’t have our sights set appropriately, we leave ourselves open to missed shots. In life it’s important to understand we only get to take so many shots, and need to make each one count. It’s time we set our sights on Christ, and for what God has in store for us. He has shown us time and time again that when we shoot for what he has for us it is far greater than any shot we could’ve called for ourselves.
The Created Outdoors team is here for you if you have questions about who Jesus is; if you have prayer requests or if you would just like to talk. Our team would love to hear from you and we are grateful for the chance we have had to spend some time with you.
Please remember that no matter where you are in your life, and regardless of anything that is or that was; Jesus Loves You! He always has, and always will.
God Bless You!