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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Is there a God? Proof from a Klutz.

I've been accused of a lot of things but being graceful isn't one of them. And  my nickname is not Lucky. It has been Cletus for good reason. Imagine a four-eyed, overweight, redneck who can't walk and chew gum at the same time, that would be me. Over the years I have had some really crazy, downright dangerous, occasionally hilarious episodes . I cannot count the times I tripped on, dropped, or spilled something. Like the time, 20 years ago, when I ran into a cement post, while talking to a girl, knocking myself out cold. Or just this past week, when I managed to throw my eyeglasses out the truck window. While hydro sliding, I managed to lose my bathing suit. I shot a hole in the molding in my bathroom.. Once I jumped into the ocean, losing my wallet with a fifty inside. I could go on. If it can happen, it will happen to me. They say the truth will set you free so let's face it, I'm a klutz and a little weird.  It used to bother me but now I've learned to embrace it. Like the song says," I'm not cool but that's okay my God loves me anyway." I've learned to turn my liability into an asset. Actually, multiple  assets.
 asset number 1: Falling well
Nobody can fall as well as I can. I believe in failing forward. Falling down has taught me how to get back up quickly. I love the song Pissing the Night Away's chorus" " I get  knocked down but I get up again and your never gonna keep me down."
 asset number 2:Determination.
 It is  rare for things to work out for me on the first time. This has allowed me to see opportunities where other see obstacles. Finding the silver lining in the darkest of clouds had served me well through my failures. It has kept me sane (that's debatable) 20 years ago, the embarrassing episode with young lady blossomed into  beautiful friendships with at least a half a dozen people, who are still important to me today. One of my favorite bible verses is Romans 8 : 28. This was the first bible verse I memorized after becoming saved. It is a game changer. It reduces, no eliminates the power of the enemy. "God causes all things to work together for the good of those who love him and are called according to his purpose."
asset number 3: Making friends easily
 I am in touch with God's sense of humor. It plays out in my life.  Making people laugh helps make friends. I love to make people laugh, even if it is at my expense.You can never have enough friends and they are a most important asset to any christian. Don't just have friends. Be the kind of friend you would like to have.
 asset number 4: Dependability
Because I depend on Him, I have learned how important it is to be dependable. One of the highest honors I ever received was being voted most dependable of my senior class. People will be more dependable to you, if they know they can always count on you. (they will be afraid of losing your commitment to themselves)
asset number 5: Faith
 My near death experiences has enhanced my prayers thereby creating a strong belief in an almighty God. . How else do you explain a lifetime of clumsiness with no stitches and no broken bones? After prayer that wallet washed back on shore. After another, so did the fifty. Finding my glasses in the middle of Carolina Forest Boulevard, unscratched, during rush hour traffic, is nothing short of a miracle. Again I could go on. Those are just minor miracles. I have seen bigger, and the best are yet to come. Some people rely on luck, but as long as I am this accident prone, I'll have to depend on Jesus.
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