Charlie Wi had trouble making progress on the 5th hole at the Transitions Championship in Palm Harbor, Florida last Sunday. Three straight shots he took ricocheted off a tree and bounced behind him. Wi ended up on the practice range, where he said everyone just stopped and looked at him. He scored a 13 on the par-5 hole. In case you’re wondering, that’s an octuple-bogey.
We’re not supposed to go backwards. 1 Timothy 4:15 says, “Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.”
Sometimes it’s difficult to move forward in life. We know that God expects us to mature in our faith. But we get stuck in habits and routines that keep us from progressing. If we aren’t careful, we could even find ourselves going backward.
Let’s keep swinging away. That’s what Charlie Wi did, and he eventually finished the course.
I’ll bet that clubhouse isn’t nearly as nice as ours will be.