Right Shot, Wrong Target

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Matt Emmons was stunned. The year was 2004. He held a commanding lead in the 50-meter Olympic rifle final. Honing to dead center of the target, he gently squeezed the trigger. The bullet pierced the bull's eye. He was sure he'd just won his second Olympic gold medal.

Then, wait a minute: No score appeared! Matt gestured to the officials. Was there some malfunction with the target? No, the judges said: No malfunction. Matt Emmons had aimed precisely and . . . hit the target one lane over. His score was zero.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Even Olympian skills fail the competitor who is focused on the wrong target. Make sure you're aiming for the right goals . . . in the high calling of our daily work.

. . . Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.

(2 Cor. 13:11)