Don’t you hate it when you have to practice what you preach? You know, those great moments of accountability that you prepare for your whole life while simultaneously praying never arrive. I’m not just talking about the little things either:
- “Kids, eat your veggies,” and now a huge plate of asparagus stares you in the face
- “Don’t drive like a maniac,” and now your 20 minutes away from a super important meeting that starts in 10 minutes
- “Just chill out and quit worrying,” and now, well, you fill in the blank with anything. Am I right?
These little moments of accountability test our character everyday and threaten to label us “Genuine” or “Hypocrite” depending on our response.
Even if no one else knows, we’ll know.
But, every now and then comes a big test. Something that will really cost us something and totally begs the question, “Do you really believe all the junk you say?”
Which, by the way, is probably one of the best questions we could ever ask ourselves.