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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “Don’t Try to Walk before You Can Crawl” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/17/08)

TITLE: One Whole Year
By pam Leitermann
01/20/08


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“Oh!” I know I can do this I have been doing this

for a whole year now let me try what is the worst that

can happen? I‘ve read everything there is to read and I am

absolutely positive of all the things one would need to know

concerning this subject besides who else is going to do it?

Everyone knows I am the one with all the free time

on my hands.

Well we’re not sure if you have enough experience

after all, the words that are said cannot be taken back!

What if you go in there and say something that you will

regret then what will you do? How am I going to know

that if you and all the others won’t give me a chance?

Well we will get back to you in a week or so.


A whole eight days went by! I was in the middle

of a great story when the phone started to ring.

Hello I said; ok! great I’ll be happy to start next week.

I knew they would see things my way!

So for the next week I prepared for the big day,

well not really I just got some things together I

thought they would enjoy! And I knew everything

on this subject because I have been doing this for

a year now and after all what was the big deal

you read you study and read some more,

then listen to some teaching tapes and watch

preachers on tv and “WHALA!” you are a Christian!

I mean how hard can it be?



The next week came so quickly I found

myself in the middle of this class room

filled with these young people called teenagers!

I looked around at them, as they were waiting for

me to open my mouth to say something a strange

feeling came over me, like when the dentist starts the drill!

Well I introduced myself and jumped in. I asked the kids

what have you been studying up till now?

One of the boy’s shouted out we’ve been studying

the will of God! You know what does God want verses

what do we want! And how do we really know

when it’s Gods will or are own will! “WOW”

I never thought much about what does God want for me,

of course I didn’t say that out loud!

That’s when this girl spoke up and said; it’s like

when you think you know everything and don’t!

but you don’t realize it until its to late and then

you try and fix it and it just gets worse!

All of a sudden I felt strange again

only this time it was coming from my heart!

Could this be what’s called conviction!

Like the tv preachers talk about!

Another kid spoke up and said; Ms Smith

do you know what Gods will is for you?

I looked at all the faces staring at me with anticipation

and said; Well I thought I did!


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Carol Shaffron01/24/08
This is hilarious! It's written really well. Yes, it's awesome in my opinion! Seeking God for HIS will for our lives isn't something a lot of believers really take too seriously, unfortunately. But when God really corrals you...like that. It's too funny.
Yvonne Blake 01/28/08
Right on topic! I could feel the anxiety build as the questions were tossed.
It took awhile for me to find out that the thing the author was too confident about was teaching Sunday School. Perhaps that should have been mentioned in the first paragraph.
Also, a Challenge buddy will help you with spelling and grammar.
Keep writing.