Back in the 1980’s, I used to be an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys, when Tom Landry was their coach, but no more. Like most other sports, the game is now motivated by mostly money; players no longer playing for the sheer enjoyment of the game.
About the only game I enjoy watching with any interest, is golf, the gentleman’s game. I played golf in college and learned that the game challenges your whole being. Not only do you have to be in good physical condition, but you must be able to think about and analyze every shot you make. The most challenging part of the game for me was the putting aspect of the game.
It’s not too difficult to get the ball to the green, but getting that little white ball into that very small hole, is a very large challenge – one that takes great patience in achieving.
In playing the game of golf, you learn a great deal about yourself and your capabilities, both physically and mentally.
Am I a square or round person? I’m a total square – don’t fit into any round hole. Guess that’s why I was never popular in school. When my fellow students were carousing and engaging in every kind of ungodly activity, I could be found in the library, or in the music studio playing music on the piano, or studying the Bible – something profitable.
When my fellow students were engaged in smoking cigarettes, I never could understand what was so exciting about allowing fire, smoke, tar, and nicotine to get into your nose, mouth, and lungs. Never could understand what was so exiting about getting drunk, and then having to undergo the consequences of that drunken state. Those kind of activities were never appealing to me.
Kids today, like kids in my day, allow their peers to dictate their thoughts and actions. My advice to kids today is – be a leader instead of a follower. Don’t listen to or follow the crowd (unless it’s to a restaurant!). Listen to the wisdom of your parents and grandparents. Read your Bible and do what’s right in God’s sight, then you’ll be right – be a square!