A Humbling Experience

He said…

If you’ve read my previous couple of blogs you’ll know that I didn’t have a good start to our maiden voyage!  Day one started poorly and I had a messy accident on day two. The rest of the trip, however, was worthwhile and fun.

The Sunday before we left for our RV Bootcamp, our pastor – during Sunday School – mentioned that I need to be ready to learn.  And I totally agreed with him.

But, to be honest, Mariel and I have been living in the RV for over six months already. And we have had an RV in the past.  So I felt pretty comfortable operating and living in the RV. Sounds like a little bit of pride? I’d say – a whole lotta pride. And we know where pride leads us…

Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

-Proverbs 16:18

I think that if you actually want to learn something, you need to know deep down that you can learn something.  You have to get rid of that “know it all” attitude.  I hadn’t done that yet. Pride is one of my biggest flaws although Mariel may know of others that she hasn’t shared with me yet.

While at my men’s group at church last night I was retelling the story of my first two days and I had an epiphany.  I’m thinking that God knew I needed to be humbled before all of the seminars at our RV training session (aka RV Bootcamp).  He knew I needed to figure out that I don’t know everything.

Unfortunately, I’m one of those people who don’t really listen to God all that well – unless I’m hit with a sledge hammer.  So having just one thing go wrong wouldn’t have helped.  Going through a cascade of problems, on the other hand, told me that I need to listen up and pay attention!

Well, I am now thankful that I did listen. There was a lot of great information that was presented and I may have missed it because of my arrogance!

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