You can have children or you can have an ego, but you can’t have both! The Scripture admonishes us again and again to humble ourselves. I don’t remember it saying anywhere that my children would be assigned to do it for me, but bless their hearts, they seem to be faithful to the call.
Shortly after becoming “single again,” I began a career as a nursing assistant. I had completed my training and passed with the highest grade in the class. My certificate was framed and hung on the wall for all the world to see. I was about to enter the wonderful world of the gainfully employed.
I was going on my first interview for a private duty case. It would be in the home of the patient. It took me about two hours to dress that morning. I made sure every hair was in place and my makeup was perfect. I put on my crisp white uniform, white pantyhose, and very professional nursing shoes.
I took my badge out of its box and pinned it to the front of my uniform. It was black with white lettering and on it was printed my name and the words “Nursing Assistant.” As I looked in the mirror I could hardly believe my eyes. Was this really me?
As a final touch, I hung my stethoscope casually around my neck, as if I had been doing this all my life, and headed for the kitchen.
My two daughters were as excited as I was and said they were proud of me. My eight-year-old son, David, came barreling through the door and ran right into me. He backed up against the door and stared at me for a few minutes. Then with a big grin he said,
“Gee, Mom, you look important for the first time in your life!”
Consider me humbled, Lord…and bless this little vessel who allowed himself to be used by You in order to accomplish it!