This morning at men’s prayer God gave me some words, and I finally spoke them. Later I said, “I’m more of a ‘write it down’ guy that a ‘say it out loud’ guy.” One of the other guys immediately asked me, “Who told you that?” That limitation didn’t come from God.
So I was thinking about Psalms 100:4 the other day.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.
Pretty simple, right? Before we come to God, we should have an attitude of than an attitude of thankfulness, and praise Him. Can’t argue with that. Seems like a wonderful instruction for the psalmist to remind us.
I’m a nerd. I’m analytical. I weigh options. I draw conclusions and parallels. I separate concepts that don’t belong together and combine those that do. I figure things out and make them work.
Those skills all help me with my day job as a software consultant, and I’m actually pretty good at what I do. But I often find myself carrying those same traits over into other aspects of my life. Eventually, I start to realize that those same things that are “skills” for work have become “obstacles” in other areas of my life.