Tuesday, January 12, 2010

humility and disappointments

a while back i wrote a little piece on humility (http://harryslifeandthoughts.blogspot.com/2010/01/humility.html) after which someone said they're not too sure how humility and disappointment go together.

i think it's simple. disappointment with ourselves kills our pride.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


a long time ago i prayed that God would remove my 'stupid pride'. today i'm reminded of this as i feel that my life is so mediocre.

humility is the beer bottles on the shelf
it's the dirty counters and messy bedrooms
it's the musical ambitions i've left by the wayside
it's the photography that i leave untouched

humility is my disappointments at work
and the disappointments with all the other projects i pick up
it's my inability to pull things through
it's my weakness

really, humility is not to accomplish something
humility is living life as it comes, the way we are

humility is not making a name for ourselves, as musicians, photographers, artists, software developers, pastors, missionaries, husbands, dads, etc
humility is to simply live life, use what we're given, and be content with what we get

so, in a way my 'mediocrity' is an answered prayer. and really, it's not my life that's mediocre... my life is good. it's me who's mediocre and that's okay.