There was once a man who had nothing for his family to eat. He had
an old shotgun and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go
out and kill something to eat (he had all he needed) for dinner.
As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit and he shot at the rabbit
and missed it. Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot at the squirrel
and missed it. As he went further, he saw a wild turkey in the tree
and he had only one bullet, but a voice came to him and said "pray
first, aim high and stay focused."
However, at the same time, he saw a deer which was a better kill. He
brought the gun down and aimed at the deer. But, then he saw a rattle
snake between his legs about to bite him - so he naturally brought the
gun down further to shoot the rattle snake. Still, the voice said again
to him, "pray, aim high and stay focused.'"
So, the man decided to follow the voice. He prayed, then aimed the gun
high up in the tree and shot the wild turkey. The bullet bounced off
the turkey and killed the deer. The handle fell off the gun and hit the
snake in the head and killed it. And, when the gun had gone off, it
knocked him into a pond of water.
When he got up to look around, he had fish in all his pockets, a dead
deer and turkey to eat. The snake (e.g. Satan) was dead simply because
the man listened to God: pray first, aim high and stay focused.
Bottom-line: Pray first before you do anything, aim and shoot high in
your goals, and stay focused on God.