Fauquier Cowboy Church
Friday, November 24, 2017

Equipment

 Figure it out for yourself my lad,
You have all the greatest have had,
Two arms, two legs, two hands, two eyes,
And a brain to use if you'd be wise.
With this equipment they all began,
So start for the top and say, "I can ."
 
Look them over, the wise and great,
They take their food from a common plate,
And similar knives and forks they use,
With similar laces they tie their shoes,
The world considers them brave and smart,
But you have all they had when they made their start.
 
You can triumph and come to skill
You can be great if you only will.
You're well equipped for the fight you choose,
You have arms and legs and a brain to use,
And men who have risen great deeds to do
Began their life with no more than you.
 
You are the handicap you must face,
You are the one who must choose your place.
You must say where you want to go,
How much you'll study the truth to know.
God has equipped you for life, but He
Lets you decide what you want to be.
 
The courage must come from the soul within,
The man must furnish the will to win.
So figure it out for yourself, my lad.
You were born with all the great have had,
With your equipment they all began
So get hold of yourself, and say: "I can."
                              (Edgar A. Guest)
 
II Timothy 2:15, Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.