A Little Humble Pie

H. PIE

“He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way.”   (Psalms 25: 9 NIV)

 

                I couldn’t have been more embarrassed. Well, maybe if I were standing in my friend’s driveway scooping up grass in my underwear, I may have been slightly more embarrassed.

But, only slightly.

Until this point in my day I was moving along with speed and grace. I had been up since five and whirling through my day.

I studied the Bible…

I walked the dog…

Got the kids breakfast…

Drove them to school…

Exercised…

Vacuumed my entire house…

Made bran muffins…

Wrote a blog post…

Drank a protein shake…

Walked the dog again…

Folded three loads of laundry and put them away…

All before noon!

I was feeling pretty good about it all when I headed to Bible study at my friend’s home. As I turned down her street, I noticed a work van turning behind me. So, I spun around and backed into her driveway as quick as I could tug my little steering wheel. I wasn’t sure which side of the driveway she wanted kept open for her husband, so I popped out of the car and rang the doorbell. I turned to look toward my car and thought, “Oh my, where did they come from?”

Wedged under my car were three bags of yard waste that I had dragged up her driveway from the side of the road. I made a huge mess! Wet, soggy grass clippings, branches, and twigs were all over her beautiful driveway. I never saw them.

I was totally humiliated.

She was gracious.

I was humbled.

Friends, I am so grateful for the Father’s loving care and attention! I beg Him to keep me in His will.  I love it when He puts me in situations like that so I can see how things really are. I can see how much I need Him! I can’t even see a few big bags of yuckiness on my own and make adjustments to avoid them. How many catastrophes has He saved me from? How many hurtful words has He kept from leaving my lips? How many sins has He helped me to avoid? On my own, I make big messes! Not one of my accomplishments could even slightly compare to His.

On my best day with all my ducks in a row, I’m still but dust…

Nothing really of my own accord…

As I give it all to Him I become His masterful workmanship in the palm of His hand.

Love,

DLF

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