Several years ago I had the opportunity to shoot a nice whitetail buck in the high-country of western Montana. It was the perfect day, complete with fresh snow, good friends, and warm sun to knock off the chill. My buck made the deadly mistake of casting all his attention on a doe that was playing hard to get. He was completely oblivious to the fact that there were three hunters a short distance away planning his demise. I did the deed and the buck fell in his tracks. I was thrilled with my new trophy…until I realized just how far we were from the truck. I had a long drag ahead of me and was somewhat kickin’ myself for shooting a buck so far from the truck when my buddy said, “Hey, we can all help. It won’t be a problem with us working together to carry the load.” And so back up the mountain we climbed. Standing side by side we worked together to pull the buck back up on the ridgeline. When one of us felt like we could go no further the third guy jumped in to help carry the load. Together we were stronger and were able to accomplish what could never be done alone.
Do you have someone to run life’s race with? Who’s got your back? We are daily bombarded with temptations, struggles, conflicts, and crisis. We need to have someone to stand with us in the midst of these tough issues so we can conquer. It’s really tough to stand alone…and even tougher to get back up when you’re all alone and life knocks you down. Make it a point to find someone to travel the trail with you. And never neglect to have that third person…God…leading your life every step of the way.