Saturday: October 24, 2020

Luke 13:7 So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’

We may have heard these words ‘treat each game as though it is the final’ because in the finals of any one legged-game such as soccer, there are no second chances. It is a one time opportunity to win it or lose it so the encouragement is to put in our all. Simply, to treat every game as ‘a last hurrah’. This is the phrase that often signifies a final attempt at doing or achieving something. However in a loop, if every action is played out as a last hurrah, we will get people giving off their very best at each opportunity.

My dear, every single time you feel like giving up on something because you aren’t seeing any fruits, anytime you want to throw in the towel because the punches of life have got you disoriented, look around and say ‘one last hurrah’. That phrase takes a significant place because whenever we give up, we close all the doors of opportunity concerning a matter.

Subconsciously, we convince ourselves that what we desire can never be achieved, there is just no way. However, when we look at the story of the fig tree and its owner, year on year for three years he kept saying, ‘one last hurrah’, yet he did nothing else but wait. When he got to the point where waiting was not doing the trick, he shared his concerns with another who came up with a plan to turn things around.

So sweetheart, don’t just give up, do something about that matter, as much as you can. Even when you feel so weighed down, go for one last hurrah: one more attempt or one more try, one more visit, one more step; hold on for one more day. Keep hope alive and fruits will follow.


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