I’m a jokester. God has gifted me with the ability to lighten up a tense atmosphere and cheer people up. But like so many others, I have used this God-given talent to glorify myself instead of Him.
On one occasion, my little girl drove me to tears. She opened her arms the moment she saw me walk into the bedroom. There was no doubt in her mind that her father was going to receive her.
Have you ever felt God was withholding everything good from you? Have you ever felt abandoned by God? I definitely have.
It happens pretty often. Sometimes, it’s a passing judgment; other times, it’s a passing thought that I am more “Christian” than my peers. I don’t deny that I struggle with my own sins, but I would always think that, at the very least, I am better off than someone whose sins seem more apparent, more horrendous—more sinful.
Who remembers dial-up Internet, a limit on the amount of texts you could send per month, and the handy-dandy flip phone? What about the Gameboy, LeapPad, and board games?