So I know I haven't posted in a while (it's hard for me to do during the school year), but as I type this I'm laying in a bunk in a dormitory in Ponce, Puerto Rico.
"Wait what?" You might ask, "how did you end up there?"
I've asked myself the same question many times over the last few months. It all started when my daughter decided that after our grand European vacation she was ready to tackle a missions trip to Puerto Rico. I of course being to great dad that I am asked her if she wanted me to come along as a chaperone. She of course said yes.
Why did I ask that question? What was I thinking?
I was thinking that it wasn't about me. I will admit that part of my motivation was to help my daughter feel secure in her decision (she has come a long way in regards to getting out of her comfort zone but sometimes needs a little moral support) but it was also to be an example.
Again, it's not about me.
It's not about my comfort.
It's not about impressing my daughter (there are things I already excel at that I could use to stroke my ego.)
It's not about impressing my friends or family.
It's not about bringing myself glory.
It's ALL about God
Its ALL about HIS glory.
It's ALL about being HIS hands and feet.
So here I am in Ponce, way out of my comfort zone, my element, and my wheelhouse, but that okay, because it's not about me.
Brothers and sisters, think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him. It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.” ~ 1 Corinthians 1:26-31