Finding the right path

As men, we are all on a journey. We stand at the trail head and wonder, which path do I take? In the mountains where we hunt elk we are so familiar with many trails they have been named; the Upper Berry, the Lower Berry, and the Bath Tub. Which is aptly named for an iron bathtub placed in a spring feed creek in the middle of nowhere.


There’s always a choice to be made. Which path is the right one? Often, we don’t know. Sometimes it just depends upon our priorities. If I take the Upper Berry I may not be in prime hunting territory. But, you can glass a lot of country from there and it’s an easy walk. If I take the Lower Berry it will put me into good country for elk moving from feeding areas to bedding, but it has a 1500 foot elevation drop and is a grueling trip back up. The Bath Tub often holds elk, but it also seems to be home to most of the local bear population. I’ll tell you the story some day of walking up on a huge momma bear with an injured cub. Talk about a fight or flight response! It’s a little embarrassing, but we all lived to tell the tale.


So, the truth is; our priorities always bring the answer to what path we take. Many times, we aren’t happy with where the trail leads. We put in all that work and nothing. In real life, this might equate to the job that’s not getting you where want to be. Your marriage is falling apart. The only person that like’s me is my dang dog and he just did number two in the middle of the living room.


Life just sucks, it’s not fair, they are the problem. Can’t believe bad things happen to someone as awesome as I am. I’m sick of looking at everyone else’s trophy pictures. Had a friend named Mac who once told me if you’re not getting the right answers you’re not asking the right questions. Maybe it’s time to ask yourself a few new questions. Could it be that my real priorities are keeping me off the right path? The answer to that is an absolute yes! Kind of a bold statement there, perhaps I should back off that a little? No way! This discussion is for men.


The Huntsman says there’s no time for B.S. and weakness. We are where we are at in life because of our priorities. Not thrilled with your current GPS location? Maybe it’s time to change priorities? The Huntsman can guide us to priorities that will bring us the incredibly abundant life promised us. Pull up a chair close to the campfire and listen to the wisdom of the Huntsman.


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