Charlie Brown being tricked by Lucy once again

So I’m sitting here on facebook adding more pieces of flair (as if I need more) and I decide to look up the ones called inspiration. I come across this button of Lucy and Charlie Brown from the Peanuts… Lucy is holding the football and Charlie Brown… poor Charlie, is standing behind it as if ready to kick it… The inspirational message was Never, ever, ever give up… Now when first looking @ this button (especially if you don’t know the history behind it, though I couldn’t imagine anyone not knowing about Snoopy and the Peanuts…) one could say “Aww that’s nice… I need to remember to keep trying things I can’t do…” After thinking about it for a while though, I thought about 2 different views and perspectives of the situation. First, background in case you don’t remember, Charlie Brown has never kicked the ball because Lucy always moves the football so he’ll fall. Somehow she always convinces him to trust her and try to kick it. Now in Charlie’s eyes, he can’t kick the football because he sees it as an impossible task. Which is understandable when you think about how many times she’s done this to him… Others can look with a different perspective saying it would be possible for him to kick the ball if you exchange that darn Lucy with someone else. I mean because really why continuously fail at the same exact task over and over again with the same exact circumstances? I mean it would only be smart to change something.

What’d I get out of that? Well first there’s nothing I can’t do. I mean Charlie Brown knew he could kick the football… and even if he didn’t, he was willing to try. There was also something that he saw… an outcome different from past outcomes… Forgetting the former things looking forward, I press toward the mark of the prize of the high calling of Jesus Christ. Vision and what you’re focusing on is the most important… Where there is no vision the people perish… Can’t and Vision “can’t” live together… there is either one or the other…