As I’ve been thinking about our trip, I realized I got a really good lesson in pride when we went to the beach.
Pride is something I’ve struggled with for a long time and only a few years back realized I had a problem. I had so much pride, I didn’t think I had a problem. Once I became aware of my pride, which seemed to be in every ounce of my being, I started taking steps to be humble. To not think more highly of myself and to not think less of others for things I saw on the surface. I think I’ve had some growth in this area, but I realize it will be a life long struggle….
When we went to Monterey, California, we played a round of mini golf…3D/black light mini golf! On the first hole, I sunk the ball on only two strokes! On par! Bret ended up taking seven strokes. I had a thought pass through my mind, “HA HA! I will crush him!” On to the next hole….Bret finished in five strokes….and I finished in eleven. Ouch. I don’t think I fully realized how pride had reared it’s ugly head at the time. After that I just played on and had a blast. After a few more holes, it was evident this was a “just for fun” game.
Our end totals were 38 and 45 on a course with a par of 18. 3D really did make it harder! Goodbye depth perception!
So all in all, I learned that I am still a big fat sinner and will continue to be. I’m just thankful I have a husband that still loves me, despite my sin.
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