Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Where can you fail two thirds of the time and still be wildly successful? Why, Major League Baseball: Where a .333 batting average can land you in the hall of fame!

Just picture the scene: You hold a rounded stick. From 60 feet, six inches away, a sphere hurls your way at 90 miles per hour. In less than one-half second you must judge the pitch and give it your best swing. If the pitcher adds spin, curves, or drop, it's that much harder. And if you hit the ball? Nine skilled athletes do all they can to stop your progress.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Life is a bit like baseball, and we need to keep this in mind: Sometimes, when the opposing odds are high, it's percentage, not perfection, that helps us win—in the high calling of our daily work.

God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

(Heb. 6:10-12)