When We Fall Apart
The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out. Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. — Proverbs 30:1-2
There is something about a man who has been broken by the exhaustion of human effort. When a man hits this moment, he is devoid of all pride. And this looks a little different for each man since every man's pride is slightly different. But sometimes, this fall is not only exhausting. It's humiliating. Because at this moment, a man must compare his ingenuity, ability, and strength with God's. And man is no match for the Almighty God.
As God said to Job:
"Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me." — Job 38:3
But while this is a little humiliating for us as men, a humble man is the most usable of men. Thus this is our finest moment. It's the moment we begin to think less of ourselves and more of God.
So do this. Start thinking of yourself less. Avoid all the unneeded humiliation. You see, if you start humble, you'll start low. And if you stay low, then the fall is not as far. And then the result is you won't be so exhausted. The easiest way to do this is to begin today by confessing your desires, plans, and accomplishments and letting God have them. It's starting by stopping. Start by stopping thinking about yourself so much.
ASK THIS: How do you need to go low today?
DO THIS: Stop thinking about yourself all the time.
PRAY THIS: God, may more of my thoughts be about you and far less about me.
PLAY THIS: Ryan Stevenson - When We Fall Apart.
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