John Alan Turner

Writer, Theologian, Consultant, Speaker, Teacher

Perspective and Humility

Okay, so sometimes it doesn't happen the way I thought it would. Sometimes I feel self-important and self-sufficient. I think I've got it all figured out and under control. It's usually at times like this that the roof comes crashing down around my ears, leaving me standing in a pile of rubble with nothing but my self-importance and self-sufficiency. All my plans, all my dreams evaporate like steam off a tea kettle.

I'm disappointed. I'm discouraged. I'm discontent.

Christmas will be lean this year. I've given away too much for free. I've counted on things that didn't pan out. I've made foolish choices, and I'll learn from this. Hopefully, I'll be more gracious after this. I know I'll have a better perspective.