This morning as I sat in the backyard, every so often I would see a golf cart pull up to the sixth tee. Sometimes there were two or more people, and sometimes there was just one. Some were young and some were much older. Even when there was just the one, all by his lonesome, he still swung his driver with just as much vigor as the ones did that were playing with someone else.
Watching these players gave me a refresher course in one of the most important things a person need in their life- PRAYER! I really love my relationship with the Lord because he allows me to see things that others would not even pay attention to. Here’s what I saw…
As I observed the different players, I realized golf was very much like prayer in many ways. Let me explain-
1. It doesn’t really matter how old you are, you can still learn how to do “it”. The more you do “it”, the better you become. And the more you do “it”, the more you gain a love for “it”.
2. There’s nothing like companionship or someone to do “it” with, but if at any time no one is available to do “it” with you…guess what… you can do “it” by yourself and the results will still be the same. In fact, it seemed like some of the loners preferred doing “it” by themselves, which brings me to my next point…
3. You find that when you are alone, you’re not under anyone else time schedule or scrutiny. You can do “it” as slow… as fast…or as long as you want to. You don’t have to rush or worry about how you look to others. If you mess up, you don’t have to worry about the others laughing at you or anything like that.
4. Your strength and ability to do “it” doesn’t change whether you are with others or alone. Everything you need is within. All you gotta do is do “it” and watch what happens.
It has been a peaceful and enjoyable morning as I sat and watched the players play and the Spirit speak. My prayer for you today is-- you realize that as long as you possess Christ, you are more than capable to pray for yourself and your situation- no matter what it is! Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. – 1 John 4:4 (NIV). You possess the power to speak over your life and your situations. Faith (the confidence of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen- Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)) is the key to prayer that unlocks the door. Trust and believe in your own ability through the power of Christ that resides in you!