“Pride leads to disgrace but with humility comes wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2
I was asked to run some activities for a local pre-school for their physical fitness week. I did my usual routine and brought a costume and did one of my alter ego characters named “Marty”. Marty is a blind ref that continues to enforce rules even when there is no game. Marty was a huge hit, maybe not with the kids but the teachers watching the skit thought it was hilarious and this only fed my ego as I continued to look for more and more laughs. I left that day feeling pretty proud of myself and thinking how funny I was. When I picked up my own kids from school that day, I saw a few of the moms who continued to build me up about how great and funny I had been. I had a conversation with one of the moms from the pre-school outside and was thinking I would never wanna be famous. But, I really enjoyed all of the laughter that day. As I left that conversation I had a quick thought of “Lord keep me humble.” I walked my kids to the car and we backed out to head home like we always do. CRRREEEeeekk! That’s the awful sound I heard as I backed out! OH NO!!! I looked around to see who had seen my stupidity. There stood the mom who had just commented on how funny I was earlier. “Was that your car?” “Yeah that’s mine.” “Oh crap!! Sorry!” Pride brings disgrace…I haven’t been that humiliated in a while. I think next time I’ll choose humility from the start, and get the wisdom that comes with it.