Human Beings must be the strangest of all sorts. We are happy to be a person rather than a parakeet. Yet, we bemoan much of our existence. We'd prefer being a human than a dandelion and would be highly disappointed if we were to find such a swap was coming. Yet, we flounder in our us-ness.
We are a strange sort because we pack such an opposing philosophy in our carcasses. On one hand we basically believe ourselves far too inadequate to speak up in public, direct a ministry, lead out in planning and organizing. We play the "ah, shucks" game and retract from so much of God's plea for us to move out and move on. Much of the time we sit with self-assurance someone else could do it better. We feel our blessing to the work is to keep away.
On the other hand, we carry extreme assumption that we are right about everything. We are right on how to handle a marriage, ideal in how to raise kids, certain on financial issues, and bull-headed about faith brands. The same ones of us who cower to the point of non-participation are dually obnoxious that our opinions and styles are "the" way to approach life.
We are dumb....just like sheep. We want it both ways on our terms when in reality we must have the Shepherd race to save us and those around us....from us! We are a complete mess with the blessings of God to enjoy abundant life! The thief among us is pride. Pride protects self from humiliation and thrusts self into imposition. Pride hides in public cowardice except when it foolishly bullies.
Would that we could become the real us: not afraid to give efforts a shot while certain that the views of others are very likely an improvement upon our own.
Now....this is a good article! We are simply.....sheep!