Take Dead Aim
I Timothy 6:ll-20; II Corinthians 8:20-21
But as for you, man of God, shun all this;
aim at righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness.
( I Timothy 6:ll)
Harvey Penick wrote "Take Dead Aim." In just three words he emphatically says your aim should be sure and clear, focused directly on the goal or target. Do not step up to the ball until you have made sure where you are aiming. Every golf instructor makes a similar point by saying that we must have a clear vision of the target and focus on it. The target must be something specific such as a certain tree in the skyline, a marker, or the middle of the green.
In life we also need to identify our target, our ultimate purpose, and then aim at it. We need to set specific goals and avoid the distractions. If we are distracted by too many goals or by short term projects and lesser opportunities, we will probably not achieve the most important goals we have set for ourselves.
makes it clear that we are to "TAKE DEAD AIM". In three words he seems to
be saying focus directly on the goal or target for each shot. He is emphatically saying that your aim
should be sure and clear. Do not
step up to the ball until you have made sure exactly wh at it is you
are aiming for . in golf
I Timothy we are encouraged to shun those things which are temptations and
distractions from God. We are to
aim at that which is of God. Since
there is much to distract us from the best God has to offer, we must take dead
aim on the really important things in our life. What are your goals
for this day? At the close of the day wWhat what
do you want to complete and accomplish?
I want to aAim aim
at the right targets, in my life . . I want to define them ose those targets, establish and set specific goals for their accomplishment,
. . I want to avoid all the temptations
and distractions from these goals.
from "The Master's Grip Book" (c)