Men hate directions. It is what it is. I cannot tell you how many things we have bought and our pastors wife (that's my wife, for those not following) expected me to put it together. She knows I am not a mechanic, machinist, carpenter or whatever else. I wonder sometimes if God called me to preach because I cannot do much else. I know this. Yet...being a man...guess what I do when putting something together? You know, don't you? I pulled out the parts, the nuts and bolts, found my cheapo "one size fits all" screwdriver and went to work. I didn't care about the directions. I'm a man. It's in our genetic make-up to put a grill together without directions. How hard can it be? And yet, there they lay - nuts & bolts left over. They shouldn't be. But they are there. As a last resort...absolutely the last resort...I go dig through the garbage can (yes, I threw them away...I didn't need them) and find the directions. After nearly undoing everything I spent 2 hours working on, I got it right. Lesson learned...until next time.
Todd Bryant is the Lead Elder at Sovereign Grace Baptist Church in Northport, AL. He has pastored there since 1998. For more more information on the church and links to audio sermons and apps for electronic devices, visit www.sovereigngrace.net