Only a proud believer,

fears humiliation.  A humble believer has a healthy indifference toward failure, success, mediocrity, whatever the outcome.  A proud believer, shepherd, independent, controlling-type, leaning on his own understanding/wisdom, can only tolerate excellence, and is to be pitied above all, trapped in a dreadful, performance prison.  A dumb sheep is fine with whatever the outcome of his Shepherd’s perfect plan, is even thankful, and interestingly, only dumb sheep experience LIFE — joyful, peaceful, fun-filled living.  And only dumb sheep have a contagious Shepherd within, compelling to others.

–DumbSheepDave, grateful for the convicting work of his Shepherd’s Spirit, bringing him back to sanity over and over, hoping the pre-believers around him are noticing the difference Jesus is making in 2013

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