Me, Amber, and Carson had a wonderful time on vacation with our great friends (Carson's god parents) Adam & Brianne Drinkard. Ohio is definitely not a normal place to vacation, but we had rather be with friends than on the beach by ourselves. While on this vacation I did NOTHING to enhance my spiritual life. This may be an odd statement, but I really just wanted to do nothing. But in reality, being with friends is a spiritual matter. We cannot and will not flee spiritual growth or death. We are going to succeed in one or the other.
Fortunately, I did not realize that I had been "set up" to grow. The Lord had something else in mind for this vacation.
I will begin with the positives for ego sake.
1+ I have an ability to make people laugh. This makes good for a ministry geared for leaders who are under a lot of stress. 2+ I love to give people whatever I have. 3+ Ok, maybe there are only two...
1- I am overbearing with my opinions and need brokenness in this area. 2- It is hard for me to allow others to be right regardless of what is right or wrong. 3- There are times that I foster a climate of tension without knowing it.
ONE MORE? Since I did not have a third positive, I will make up for it and share one more negative
4- I only become the guy described above when I am around those to whom I feel superior.
While on vacation, I have made the decision to NOT-BE-THAT-GUY-ANYMORE. He started dying on the way back to Nashville.