If you’re a hunter who claims to have never been lost, you’re either lying to yourself, or you need to get off your ass and venture away from the trail because you’re missing the perhaps the single greatest aspect of our sport. The very best hunters I know are first to admit times they’ve been lost, and mistakes they’ve made. In fact, most of them wear their missteps like badges of honor, because they’re wise enough to recognize those are the instances that lead them to becoming better,,, bona fide hunters.
The same is true in life. There are times all of us find ourselves not knowing what to believe, what to think, where to go, what to do, and how to go about it... I don’t think I’m alone in admitting right now is such a time for me. My confidence to navigate and lead my family in this world right now is shaken. Never in my lifetime did I dream our country would be in the state it’s in. If you’re not deeply concerned about the future of our country, let alone the world, I dare say you’re very lost, and worst of all, you don’t even know it.
But just like getting lost in the wilderness, being lost in life often turns out to be the greatest, most pivotal and transformational moments in our lives, because we focus only upon what’s real: It’s just us, our faculties, whatever tools we have, and God. That’s it… And for most of us it’s times like these—when we have absolutely nothing left in our arsenal—that we finally put our faith and trust in God to pull us through our deepest, darkest, brushiest, and rockiest canyons.
I thank God for all the times I’ve been lost, because just like the most experienced, and successful hunters we all know, I’ve had to get back to the basics. I’ve had to recognize the mistakes I’ve made that lead me there, and find another way…. I needed the sun, a compass, GPS, a Guide, someone who knows the way,,, something constant,,, something that would never fail me if I relied on it wholly…
Jesus promises that if we seek we shall find. (Matthew7:7)
It took 30 years of skepticism, trial and error, wrong turns, storms, swamps, steep mountains, a few grizzly bear charges, a couple airplanes to crash before me, once being swept down a river, getting married, and having kids (Getting married and having kids isn’t as dissimilar to a bear charge or struggling not to drown as you might think!) to lead me to rely on and trust in one Truth,,, one Way,,, and that is to navigate life under the guidance of Jesus Christ and have faith that whatever uncharted wilderness lies ahead,,, my family and I have eternal security.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.”(John 14:6) Believe me, I’ve tested Him on that verse and many others over the course of my 42 years on this earth, and I have yet to be able to prove anything He says wrong.
I make this proclamation of my faith because now, more than ever in my life, I feel my faith to be of the greatest value of anything I can share to help my neighbors, my fellow countrymen, and the world. I also share this because I believe if “men” of today aren’t afraid to “identify” themselves as women,,, then we Christians have no excuse for being afraid to identify ourselves as such. We Christians need to step out of the shadows for few moments (Besides, the rampant political greed and corruption has forced most of our jobs, careers, and lives in to upheaval at best, or crushed into crumbles like a statue of our founding fathers at worst) to be bold, and speak out. We need to let the world know that we are not going sit idle and cower to fear of scoffers, looters, corrupt leaders, or anyone seeking to steal our freedom, our hope, our joy, and our love during our brief journey on this earth. -Billy Molls
Romans 8:31 “… if God is for us, who can be against us?”