Monday, August 24, 2009

Da Wise One?

Think on this…In some circles I am known as Da Wise One. This seems very self exalting, especially in the light of the fact that I am a Christian and pride is not a good thing. The bible clearly says, “Pride goes before destruction, and haughtiness before a fall.” Proverb 16:18 We see self promoting behavior all over the place in our culture especially in the hip hop arena. Everyone is busy telling you why they are “hotter” or “better” then everyone else. It can be quite annoying. So, how can I in good conscious be okay with such a lofty title being ascribed to me? Well, I didn’t name myself.

Early in the life Destinations the discussion came about concerning the “lameness” of my real name. So the group decided that I needed a cool, poetry type name, and the first suggestion was “Big Brother Almighty”, that was a little too Skool Daze for me. Then Da Wise One arose due to my conversational communication style. I reluctantly accepted it, although I felt very unworthy of it. Over time I think I have earned this title for others who have come to Destination events the same as I had early on for the first few. The bible says, “Don't call attention to yourself; let others do that for you.” Proverb 27:2 What would life look like if more people lived by this scripture? My prayer is that my life continues to speak for itself. I pray the same for you…It’s just a thought.

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