I’m a big fan of decoys for hunting. And few critters seem to take the bait better than the wild turkey. I absolutely love to watch the interaction of live turkeys with decoys. A quality decoy will often cause a smart gobbler to leave what he knows as right…to pursue his springtime desire. It’s old fashioned lust! And every year it is the death of many longbearded birds all across the country. The bottom line is decoys help seal the deal when it comes to deceiving animals. I love to communicate with game through the use of calls. But it’s the decoys that help that animal switch from audial to visual. A boss tom is playing with fire when he makes his approach to check out the sounds of excited hens. But he walks into a deadly trap when he fixes his eyes on a decoy and makes those final steps within bow-range
I recently heard a pastor say, “If you don’t want to fall, then don’t walk around in slippery places.” And surely you’ve heard it said before, “If you play with fire, you’re gonna get burnt.”
The fact is that famous saying is actually pretty biblical. Think about the passage from Proverbs 6:27, “Can a man take fire into his lap and his clothes not be burned?”
Far too often we allow ourselves to let our eyes wander on other things. Whether it’s the lure and attraction of another person, the desire for other things, or simply anything that causes us to take our eyes off of God...they are evil. And as hard as it is, we must not allow our eyes – and hearts – to go there. When we fix our eyes on earthly things we are walking into a trap. No, it may not literally kill you. But it can and will destroy your life, your family, your relationships, or your career.
Where do you allow your eyes to wander? Don’t be deceived by the lure of anything that would cause you to take your eyes off the Lord.
Look out…and look up! God has great things in store for those that keep their focus on Him.
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.