Monday, March 31, 2008

Proverbs 16:18 says, "Pride goes before destruction"

I recently witnessed this past weekend. I was part of a 3 on 3 basketball tournament this past Saturday. My team was clearly stacked. We had Tyler, a big man who can get rebounds like no one else and score like crazy. Luke, his stretchy arms ready to block anybody and has a nice shot. Kellen, super fast and with a killer shot. Myself, along the 3 point arc ready to fire. We were clearly stacked. We didn't practice, nothing. We were way overconfident. I stayed up late thinking, "Tomorrow will be no problem." The following day went by, we lost twice in the "season" to a team we clearly should not have. We made it to the championship against the team we lost to twice. I went in thinking, there is no possible way we are going to lose three times in one day...we got this. We lost the third game. Lost out prize. Pride was shrinking.

The team that beat us did not have as much skill as we did, but beat us and deserved the victory. Pride comes before the fall.

In Prayers,


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