Go Ahead, Take a Mulligan

July 2, 2017 Speaker: Josh Turner

Topic: Choices Passage: Luke 22:31–22:34, Luke 22:47–22:51


I played golf for the first time in 5 years a few weeks ago and I was reminded of why I quit playing golf. But an old buddy of mine asked me to go and I wanted to reconnect with him so I agreed to go. I had forgotten the golf lingo like "birdie" and "par" and "albatross" and "eagle" but as we talked, one very familiar term popped back into my head…… "a mulligan". Everybody gets a "mulligan". Well what’s a mulligan? "An extra stroke allowed after a poor shot, not counted on the scorecard." A do over. And then it came to me, "that’s the best thing I’ve ever heard of." That’s my whole game. Just call it mulligan. You want to play “mulligan”?

Well if you and I are honest, in the game of life, we all have needed a mulligan from time to time.

We’ve all made mistakes and the fact of the matter is that you and I have the propensity to be tormented by our regrets. I have to acknowledge that over the last couple of years, I have just needed one mulligan after another. But how do I prevent mulligans? How do I not need a do over? Is there something I can do?