I’ve never been a hunter, though I grew up in a culture where hunting was a way of life and provided necessary food. Even so, I think I would have been a good one because one of the most important skills to hunt is thinking long, like waiting out to track the animal might take a while. Watching kids mature to become all that God intended for them to be takes time, lots of time. It’s easy to quit, it’s easy to blame it on the kid that may not respond quick enough to all that I, or we, are doing for them. However, if you keep at it the possibilities are endless. Recently at Lowes (my favorite store) I was helped by a formal Rise Up kid who only attended a short time. He talked about how he enjoyed his time in the past at Rise Up. I began to remember how he used to act then and seeing how professional and on his way to living a productive life he is now. Thus, if it is your own kid or someone else, remember to think long and don’t give up. You just never know what impact you are making on a child.