2 Are Better Than 1
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.
Whether in the woods or in everyday life, we need someone to go down the trail with us. We need someone to help carry the load and the burdens we bear. The Bible says, “Two are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble….A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back to back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10, 12
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.
Brodie Swisher is a World Champion game caller, accomplished speaker, a notable writer, a skilled hunter, and all around down to earth guy! His travels take him across the country as a well known public speaker in the arena of outdoor events such as wildgame dinners, banquests, archery classes, and filming. Above all Brodie Swisher loves Jesus and he can't wait to share his passion for Christ with those he meets.