Thank you, Lord, for this great lesson in Humility!
Is it fair to say that for the vast majority of us, when we will be in the “Public’s Eye,” e.g. like before a Congregation, we try to look our best? I would dare to say, YES!
We shower; change into clean, presentable clothes; fix our hair; shave; put on a bit of make-up in order to highlight our best features; and all those other things that we do to look good. Is this vanity? I would like to think that no, it isn’t. Sometimes though, yes, it can be. For yours truly, it can be. It isn’t always, but every so often…it is “my favorite sin!”
Today, well…Today, I was as unprepared as you can be to stand before a group of people, e.g. a Congregation. Hair was a mess, no make-up, nail polish chipped to the point of non-existence and as unprepared as you can be. I wasn’t as presentable as I sometimes try to be, much less as prepared as I like to be. Thus, I was forced to be humble. I was forced to stand as I stood (:P) with no way of getting out of it.
Before I went up, I had to laugh, and I did! I shook my head and laughed. “Geeze, could you look any worse? Could you be any more unprepared?”
Fortunately, God doesn’t really care that my eyebrows were horrid, that my hair was all a-frizz, and He knows what He’s doing when He utilizes you as a Medium. It is not you that is up there, it is the Holy Spirit through you.
Thank you for the Reminder, Lord.
Father, I am here to serve You and You alone.
As I said, thank you for reminding me of that…But next time, can I at least fix my hair??
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