I’m not a contented follower of Jesus. I feel ENTITLED to better than what I have, physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, relationally, vocationally, and for SURE, automotively. I’m like Oliver Twist in the orphanage — I want MORE. Jesus is not ENOUGH for me. I want MORE. I want BETTER. I DESERVE better. I feel ENTITLED to better. Or so my flesh is convinced. I’m not a humble man. I’m not an enjoyer of others just as they are. I’m their critic, judge, looking for ways to feel superior to them. I LOVE people watching, because I discover fresh, new ways to feel SUPERIOR to other humans. Ummm. My flesh DELIGHTS in feeling superior.
Utterly impossible to feel superior unless I’m confident-I-know-what’s-best, INdependent not dependent on Jesus. Wise in my own eyes, leaning on my own understanding.
— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, a great example of a bad example of a Jesus follower, ever needing fresh conviction of the sin of INdependence, and also needing reminders that grace is for BIG sinners like Dave
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