MISSING IN THINKING
There are some really smart people in this world. Unfortunately, I am not one of them. I am however, aware of stupidity which might make me a little higher on the cerebral food chain. Maybe not, but my lack of being able to comprehend real smartness, probably allows me to think so.
My stupid detector went off at an airport in Uganda on one of our mission trips. After a long haul across the pond and the Sahara desert, I couldn’t find a piece of luggage in the airport baggage area. I went to the lost luggage office and told the woman there that my bag was missing and it wasn’t on the carousel. I was worried about it because it was loaded with shoes for my orphans and I really wanted to bless those kids. I was leaving from Entebbethat night and would not return to the airport for ten more days.
She smiled, told me not to worry because they were trained professionals and I could trust her because I was in good hands.
Then she looks my in the eye and asked, “Has your plane arrived yet?”
At that moment I knew I would never see my bag again.
A CHECK UP FROM THE NECK UP
I was talking to a good friend of mine who is a local police officer. As bad as I have always been, I can’t help but love cops. He was telling me about these funny kids who had gotten into bad trouble and he couldn’t decide if what they did was really stupid or really smart.
He said somebody he knew had positioned his police car in a place where it waseasy to catch people speeding and one day he sat there for hours and not a single driver went over the speed limit. He was sitting there thinking it was strange with all the traffic, when his wife called him laughing hysterically.
“You’re not going to like this but it is really funny.”, she said.
“There’s a kid about a half mile south of where you are parked that is holding up a big sign that reads SPEED TRAP AHEAD, COP IS HIDING PAST THE RED BUILDING. Here’s whats really funny, about another half mile past you is another little kid holding out a big bucket with change in it and a sign that says “SPEED TRAP TIPS. THANK YOU!”
Comedian Ron White says you can’t fix stupid and I pretty much agree with him except I would say, You can’t fix someone who is content with being stupid. Just because you are born a slack jawed knucklehead doesn’t mean you have to stay that way.
I think one of the neatest things I have seen God do in my own life is make me a gifted learner. Just because your not smart doesn’t mean you can’t learn to learn.
When you really fall in love with God, you fall in love with life and suddenly begin to have an appetite for the next big thing in every way you can.
I have never been the sharpest knife in the drawer but I promise you, my walk with Jesus Christ has given me confidence to take on the academic fires of the world with my water pistol of a noggin.
Sometimes a miraculous healing that God loves to do is to fix the part of you that just can’t get it. We partner with the Holy Spirit into being led into brilliant thoughts and really cool ideas. I think the moment when the light comes on, is in fact a God moment. I am convinced God can make anybody a gifted learner of something. You are smarted than you think, even if you haven’t tapped into it. Ask God to show you something brilliant.
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. JEREMIAH 33:3