Just by the title of this chapter alone, I could tell this book was written by a man! They never do outgrow their super hero fascination do they?
I know I say this about every chapter, but it’s the truth…I LOVE this chapter! The message in this chapter really hit me between the eyes and in the gut. You see, I would have told you that I don’t struggle with pride. After all, I don’t think I’m Captain Awesomesauce at all. In fact I would tell you just the opposite. That right there however is pride in itself.
I don’t struggle so much with giving all the glory to God. I’m not one to take the credit. But are there some jobs I just don’t want to do? Am I willing “wash myself seven times in the Jordan River?” Like Naaman in 2 Kings, this is where my pride shows it’s ugly head. And I’m not proud of that. At all. In fact, I’ll just tell you. This chapter made me cry. It made me cry because I realized that there were things I don’t want to do. Some things I’m being asked to do right now seem like I’m moving backward and not forward when in reality they are a part of my greater journey. I can’t achieve the greater way without humbling myself in obedience.
2 Principles of humility to help us stay small while God is making us greater:
1. Immediate obedience to specific instructions.
2. Keep yourself small through your daily interactions with the people around you.
“The most advantageous position you can even aspire to is the lowest one.” ~ Steven Furtick
Share your thoughts with me on Chapter 9, Saving Captain Awesomesauce.
And have a beautiful day