“These things add up. Every one of us needs to pray; when all hell breaks loose and the dam bursts we’ll be on high ground, untouched.” Psalm 32.6
The confidence around the table is evident. “Our role is critical to the customer. Without our contribution and personal touch, the business would move to a competitor. The functions import we perform cannot be performed or replicated in any other office.” Arrogance and pride on display for everyone to see.
We quietly tried to give them hints of their weaknesses and the corporate strategy. We diplomatically dropped suggestions of better ways to approach the delivery of services.
We worked to engage them in learning conversations. We failed to communicate our message because of deaf ears.
In many ways, the message will come soon enough. The challenge of taking care of people’s lives will fall to someone else and our group will move on to the next challenge.
I wonder if I behave like this with God. I wonder if I wrap myself up in self-importance, absolutely confident of my role, full of pride with my contributions, and self-assured with my personal disciplines. I wonder if I presume the role of a lessor god.
If I evaluate my behavior there are to many overlaps for comfort. Often I behave like my confidence comes from my own success. I look with pride at the way my daughters are growing up, self-assured in my parenting skills. I step out on the edge of blackness confident my self-discipline will keep me from falling.
Arrogance and pride on display for everyone to see.
All hell is going to break loose when we give our presentation. The personal dams will burst; then where will these people be?
The definition of my life is by what God has done and will continue to do in it. Anything else is a statement of arrogance and pride. Question: am I listening to God’s conversation? Do I want to hear the message?
God is openly courting you and me. Prayer will lead I/you to becoming intimate God lovers.