But I had come recently to ask the question stated in the title. I was actually joking, but then, the morning I spilled an entire container of push tacks on the floor of my church office, I realized it was a good question.
I have always been a self-flagellating kind of person. Every stupid thing I have ever done comes to haunt me as I try to fall asleep, and many other times as well. I take my flaws way too seriously and it gets in the way of my life. And seriously in my way of living like Jesus.
The morning I dropped the tacks, I didn’t curse, I didn’t get all upset, I didn’t beat myself up, I simply began to pick up tacks. I realized that my inner calm was a gift from God; He put the stupid thing in perspective. I remembered Paul telling the church that everything you do, no matter how humble, do for God. [Col 3:23] And so I did.