After viewing ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 presentation Rand University featuring Randy Moss, I was struck by the mentality possessed by citizens of Rand, West Virginia. According to Sam Singleton Jr, dreams stop after high school for those who call Rand home. Regardless of how gifted you are, few make it pass the 7 Eleven, the only convenience store in town, known as Rand University. This is where shining stars become sunken treasures.
Although Randy Moss and Bobbie Howard did overcome the odds to make it to the National Football League, they are the exception to this rule. Enrollment at Rand University begins with a few 6 packs here or a joint there. Once blinded by addiction, apathy or both, the students in Rand become stuck, unable to escape the grips of invisible demonic forces. Subsequently, dreams sink to the bottom of the ocean, where hope is nothing more than fool’s gold.
From a spiritual perspective, there are many towns like Rand, places where aspirations die. If you pull back the third dimension, you will find generational curses and sins of the father blocking success, Exodus 20:3-5. Unfortunately. Sam Singleton is merely a casualty of this spiritual war, Ephesians 6:12. If you want to avoid becoming a sunken treasure of untapped potential, make sure you are prepared, Ephesians 6:13-20, with the armor of God to shield yourself from future attacks.
by Jay Mankus