14 May 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Things Are Looking Up…Kinda

Pride goes before destruction,
    and haughtiness before a fall.
-Proverbs 16:18

Confession time.  I used to think I was pretty awesome.
Maybe it’s being on stage and having an audience.
Or maybe my mom just told me I was wonderful too much growing up.
At any rate, I was pretty sure I could do anything.
But then…

There is nothing like trying to start a missional church to make you feel humble.
There is nothing like marriage and realizing your shortcomings as a husband to make you feel humble.
There is nothing like trying to be a good father as your kid yells about how you don’t understand to make you feel humble. 
There is nothing like trying to accomplish DIY projects at the house to make you feel humble.
There is nothing like teaching middle schoolers to remind you how uncool and old you are…and make you feel humble.
There’s nothing like a hike in the Santa Cruz mountains through God’s incredible creation to make you feel really small and humble. 

So what I wanna know is, if pride comes before a fall, is the opposite true as well?
When you get to the point where you feel like a failure and a loser, does that mean great things are coming?
I sure hope so! ;)

How about you?
What do you have to remind you that you aint all that and a bag of chips?
Or maybe you are.  In which case, nevermind. And you should host a seminar.

One Response to “Things Are Looking Up…Kinda”

  1. Paul 14 May 2013 at 3:07 pm Permalink

    Hey Bobby:

    God’s Got you right where he wants you, and where you want to be… He, (God) resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble…

    Let’s see what kinda Grace God pours out in your life, besides the amazing grace that you’re God’s friend, and heaven is your destination, and you have an amazing family and good health and live in an awesome place, other than that, your life really sucks :)


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