is to be clueless. Clueless-I-know-what’s-best. Whyzat? Because only the clueless-he-knows-what’s-best is content, peaceful, happy. Impossible to be content, peaceful, happy, unless one is clueless-they-know-what’s-best. Only the proud/confident-we-know-what’s-best are discontent, tense, suppressing our misery, want MORE than what we have, wannabe BETTER at what we do, because our lives are all about US, not Jesus.
I’ve started calling my car my “training wheels”. When I’m all alone driving, paying attention to my thoughts, feelings, reactions, my flesh is being increasingly exposed to myself. I’m getting to know better, the real Dave’sFlesh. Not a pretty picture, but necessary for being grown dependent/clueless. When I view my car as training wheels, I’m the happiest, because I see Jesus using my car to retrain me in a better way of living: clueless-I-know-what’s-best. Impossible to be in a hurry, and be clueless-I-know-what’s-best. Impossible to be impatient/frustrated, and clueless. Discouraged and clueless. Fearful and clueless. Competitive and clueless.
My achievements/idols/addictions are OVERrated. Training in cluelessness is UNDERrated. In the Upside-down Kingdom of Jesus, where dependency = happiness. And contagion to seculars. Only the dependent/clueless enjoy everyone just as we are, and everything just as it is.
— CluefulDave, A.K.A. ShepherdDave, wise in his own eyes, leaning on his own understanding, confident-he-knows-what’s-best, except, when he’s been freshly convicted of the sin of independence/cluefulness, so he’s momentarily CluelessDave/DumbSheepDave, experiencing the contentment, peace and happiness of being dependent on his SovereignShepherdJesus, wondering if the seculars around him are noticing a difference at times
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