The power of a con never seems to diminish, no matter the decade, geography, or individual situation. And folk seem to be taken in easily. I hate when I don’t see it coming. Even more, I hate when I do it.
Kerry Shook once said we rarely change when we see the light… we change when we feel the heat. How true this is of me, and perhaps even you. I need to change, I know I need to change, yet it often takes drastic things to bring me to my knees. Matthew 21 verse 44 says if we fall on the Rock we’ll be broken but if the Rock falls on us we’ll be crushed. Personally, I’ll take broke over crushed; broke can be fixed. Unless of coursyou’re Humpty Dumpty.
Tony Dungy put it another way. He believes there are two kinds of men in the world – those who are humble, and those who are about to be. I realized the instant I heard it that I’ll happily ‘be’. That way I’ll avoid the painful ‘about’ to be. I figured it was just common sense but I meet a whole lot of folk who don’t get it.
Why does pride sneak up so easily? When I’m least expecting it I get ambushed by the ugly monster and find myself all tied up in knots. Even more abhorrent is when I find myself acting from impure motives. It’s perfectly normal to think our heart is pure. I for one don’t often take time to judge it in the heat of the moment. I mean to, but I don’t. Nobody enjoys being conned. I’m praying God will help me look at my words and deeds through His Word, Truth, and repent when I miss it. You?
Kari, the totally-emotional
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