Monday, November 12, 2007

600hp, $1200 tab, and F-bombs

I don’t miss it… I don’t miss playing the one up, masculinity challenge game. I was at a friend’s house last night and her roommate’s boyfriend came over. So I introduced myself and I started a conversation. And in some way I felt like I was looking into a time capsule, talking with the reflection of my old self, the man I was before I started following Jesus. So I sat on the couch and listened to him tell me how much his truck costs, the new high paying job he was getting, the large amount of alcohol he consumed this past weekend, and just a series of other embellishments. So as he was bragging about the tab (which is highly unlikely because he said his tab was 1200 and he had 46 drinks which would make each drink/shot 26.08, which you won’t find at your typical bar) I made the comment that I am glad I don’t worry about that anymore. So my friend and I started talking about our pasts and stuff and it was amazing to hear within myself and mostly within her how God had changed our desires. It’s like we were totally new people! So I thought about 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! What a great practical illustration of a vivid truth. Thank God for keeping me from idolizing how much I can drink, how fast I can go, and how much I can curse.

1 comment:

  1. yeah I just read a devo from My Utmost that referenced this passage too. powerful stuff for sure. Yeah, those are painful time capsules. I hear ya bro...