I’m Stylin’ Now!
Updated: Jun 14, 2019
My wife recently gave me a stylin’ haircut! As she walked around me and inspected her “masterpiece”, she informed me it was time for me to take this stylin’ thing to the next level… it was time to put stylin’ goop in my hair. I’m not sure if that’s what it’s actually called, but that’s what it feels like. You know what I’m talking about… the waxy, greasy, wet looking stuff people put in their hair to hold it in place and give it a constant wet hair look… you know… like you just came inside from walking 5 miles in a hurricane. This was the style she was looking for.
So… the next morning...
Before I left for work, I washed my hair and put a dab of goop in my hand and rubbed it all over my head. With my new hurricane look in place, I proudly headed off to work. I had a meeting I was facilitating this particular morning, so I spent the first 3 hours at work stylin’ my way through the meeting… seems odd no one mentioned how particularly handsome I looked…
Anyway… after the meeting...
I went to lunch to read a little bit and to gather my thoughts after the meeting. Just as I was finishing my lunch, I got this sensation my head needed to be itched. As I reached up to scratch my head, I realized I had this big gob of goop stuck to the bald spot on top of my head. I couldn’t see it, but it felt like it was about the size of a golf ball! Stuck! Right there on the top of my head! This is when I realized I had gone through the entire morning meeting with this obnoxious gob of goop stuck to my head. Talk about stylin’! It’s a good thing I’m taller than most of the folks in the meeting so they couldn’t see my hurricane goop growth.
We all struggle with it in some form. We may even believe at times it is the stylin’ thing to wear in our spirit. We disguise it with “self confidence”, “boldness”, “assertiveness” and other positive traits, combined with walking through our daily lives in our own strength, bringing glory to ourselves and not to the Father, is nothing more than pride and will eventually bring us destruction, ultimately causing us to fall. What’s more, we are told in 1 Peter 5:5, “God opposes the proud but favors the humble.” Okay now… stop a minute and think about this. If I choose to allow pride into my life, God will oppose everything I do! Oppose! I don’t know about you, but I sure can’t afford to have God opposing everything I am trying to do throughout my day!
Do you want to know how to check your pride level? Do the “glory check”. Everything I am doing, what I say, how I respond to somebody, how I react to a situation, my every word, action or decision… do they bring glory to me or glory to my Heavenly Father. Glory to Me? God is opposing everything I am doing. Glory to my Father? God’s power, blessing and favor are being poured all over each and every decision or action I am taking today. This is what I want! This is what I need! I choose today to repent of my pride and to allow God to show me how to walk humbly and obediently through my day to bring glory to Him alone.
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.
James 4:6-7 But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but favors the humble. So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
1 Peter 5:5-6 All of you, serve each other in humility, for God opposes the proud but favors the humble. So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor.