Tuesday, March 03, 2009

"After Me"

So I'm driving back from the gym this morning and I come to this four way stop sign. Some dude in a luxury car seems to think that he got there first even though I was the clear winner in the race. As I pulled out in front of him, I said loudly "after me, bub."

And then it happened...you know, conviction? God says "Brett, since when is it about you?" I find myself using and I and me statements a lot, and yet God said that the greatest of all shall be the servant. I should have let the guy go, my turn or not. I should be placing the needs of others above my own, but I don't always. Lord, thank you for your forgiveness and thanks for your conviction. May I use it for your glory!!!


Ben said...

You are a blogging machine. I agree you shouldn't have made the statement "after me bub", but you definately should not have let him go if you were there first.

Matthew 7:18 A good tree is not able to yield evil fruits, nor a bad tree to yield good fruits. (YLT)

So, I think you are a good tree, thereby unable to yield to the bad fruit in the luxury car.

I can't find "road rage" anywhere in the Bible. I think you're o.k. You can try to stop making "I" and "me" statements, just don't start talking in 3rd person, like "After Bret Bub".

Brett Probert said...

Dude...Brett thinks you're so right!