Many of us have the tendency to believe the world revolves around us. This is one of my biggest struggles. But, I have noticed through the years, there are ways God keeps me grounded so I never get too big for my britches.
I am a very early riser. I like it when the world is still asleep and I am up ready to face the challenges of a new day. But, before I can do something truly grand that will change the course of history, my first task is to take the dogs for a walk.
There’s nothing quite as sobering as beginning the day by putting a plastic bag over my hand and picking up dog poop. That’s when it is very hard to think I am the end-all-be-all. To my dogs, I am the poop picker-upper.
I am not the only one who realizes dogs have a way bringing us out of our self-absorbed, narcissistic ways of looking at life.
Will Rogers said, “If you get to thinking you’re a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else’s dog around.”
So, if you need a reminder of just how important you are, get a dog. They are truly one of God’s greatest inventions and one of the infinite number of ways God guides us.
God says, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” (Psalm 32:8)
Have you ever noticed dog is God spelled backwards?
Prayer: Dear Gracious Heavenly God, thank you for continuing to guide me in the right direction. Give me a heart filled with humility, a mind filled with wisdom, a mouth filled with praise, and hands filled with service. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
God will speak to you today. All you have to do is listen.
If you think having a dog would help, call me. I’ve got plenty.
I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.