top of page
  • Writer's pictureweakdave

Do I enjoy myself when

I fail at following Jesus -- following my human-wisdom instead, as JudgeDave? Or do I get irritated or disappointed with myself? Do I only enjoy myself when I perform up to my expectations? It's been helpful for the Spirit to EXPOSE to me, my pride in wanting to perform better than I do. I HATE the lifestyle of being JudgeDave -- critical, competitive. I've lived that way all my life and I'm sick of it. I love it when I'm EnjoyerDave -- enjoying everyone just as we are, and everything just as it is, seeing Jesus behind everyone and everything. Seculars are not compelled by the Jesus in me, when I'm JudgeDave, analyzer of everyone and everything. Pride, not humility.

So lately I've been CONFESSing more, my conditional enjoyment of myself when I fail, and I fail all. the. time. It's Gospel-like, to enjoy myself when I'm a great example of a bad example. The imputed worthiness of Jesus OUGHT to be enough for me. But my human-wisdom HATES me being a failure/loser in ANY area. Get used to disappointment, Dave'sHumanWisdom.

-- Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships

To receive my Tuesday posts, email me, or subscribe to my blog:


Recent Posts

See All

Jesus is a sports guy.

How do I know this? Jesus is Lord of All -- including all sports. Why has Jesus created sports, competitiveness? I think -- to show us humans what it's like when human-wisdom is foundational to our

Easy for us to USE Jesus

to get what we want, treating Him as the MagicGenieInTheSky, rather than enjoying intimacy with Him, living and working out of communion with Him as we go through our day. When we reduce our relation

Education is dangerous to the soul.

Best I can tell, education by human-wisdom-dependents nurtures self-reliance. And self-deception about the extent of our self-reliance. The more we're educated the more we're self-reliant and self-d


bottom of page