5 Reasons Why Cowboys Make Great Christians

by Kevin on April 12, 2010

Cowboys are a different breed all together. These guys and gals tend to be more practical and a whole lot less wishy-washy than other groups of people I have met. I think this is why cowboys and cowboygirls are often used by God in such extraordinary ways. What makes a cowboy a good Christian? Let’s take a look at a few things that set them apart.

1. Cowboys don’t worry too much.

Cowboys are great at blowing off the past and not worryin’ too much about the future. They know that there is no way they can take back a missed loop or keep a horse from humpin’ up on a cold mornin’ by worryin’ about it. Luke 12:22 says, “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life.”

2. Cowboys take the good with the rotten.

Thanks to arbyreed for the photo.

Cowboys don’t like diggin’ post holes for fence lines. They like chasin’ cows out on the highway even less. Cowboys don’t ponder much on whether they like doin’ particular job or not, they just do what needs to be done. Ephesians 4:29 tells us to “Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.”

3. Cowboys care more about sayin’ what  is right rather than worrying ’bout how you’re gonna take it.

Don’t ever ask a cowboy for his opinion if you don’t want to hear it. They durn sure ain’t out to hurt anyone’s feelings, but when you ask ’em, they’re gonna tell ya. Cowboys feel that by not being truthful to you, they are doin’ more harm than tellin’ you something you might not want to hear. Proverbs 12:22 sums it up perfectly. “The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in men who are truthful.”

4. Cowboys don’t get scared if someone’s mad at them.

Not even cowboys go round wishin’ everyone would just hate them. They don’t even want someone mad at them. But cowboys face down mad mama cows, rattlesnakes, and bulls that are on the hook every day at work. Compared to these things, there is not a whole lot that you have that’s gonna worry him or her too much. Psalm 95:1 – You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,..

5. Cowboys got manners.

Nobody thought too much about manners 30 years ago. Nearly everyone had them. People respected their elders, watched their language in front of the women folk, and took their hats off at the appropriate times and places. This type of behavior is gettin’ as hard to find as an honest politician. Maybe harder. Jesus told us to “Love one another.” If you got your manners on straight, then you are probably doin’ a pretty good job at what Jesus told you to do.

Every one of us could use a little growin’ up when it comes to our relationship with God. If we could worry less about things like: what denomination people belong to, whether or not Judy has on the same dress as last Sunday, or who is doin’ more than somebody else, we could do a lot more for God and all become a little better Christians. Imagine the life we could all live if we just worried less, quit our belly-achin’, told the truth more often, quit bein’ afraid of what someone says or feels, and used our manners like our Grandma’s told us to. I think I’d like all that just fine.

If you agree, take a moment on the website to comment and tell others what you think.

Adios from the campfire.

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  • Kari Ivey

    I think every 1st grader should read this!! One little one has a headache and now the whole class does. One little one does not know how to do something, now the whole class knows nothing! Try better to be yourself!

    • Kevin

      Thanks for takin’ the time to drop me a line Kari. I am still workin’ on tryin’ to be myself like you said. I appreciate your insight.

  • Chad Armstrong

    Yes sir you are right, It just seems today that all respect for others is as gone as the “penny piece of bubble gum”, In my profession I see it just about every day. When I was a kid if did not say yes sir, or no mam to my elders, my daddy respectfully reminded me on my behind!!!! we really need to pray for this last generation of kiddos and I do pray for them all the time, the lack of respect for themselves, law enforcement, teachers, and their elders just seemed to blow away like a tumble weed across Big Lakes dry lake!! When I graduated Reagan County Hight School in 1993 we were a small 3A school, we just learned that this next year we will be a 1A school ???? beleive it or not its because the drop out rate and the attendance at school, Dont know about yall but I will be respecting the Lord, and praying for a youngins, Audios all…..

    • Kevin

      I have many of those “respectful reminders” tattooed on my wrangler pockets as well!!

  • Sammy


    • Kevin

      Thanks for droppin’ in Sammy.

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