Aaron Crumbey, or AC as we know him is on the High School Ministry team at Saddleback church. He has a blog called, yoacblog.com If you don’t read it you should be. Today he had an awesome post of what three words he would give to his graduating high school seniors. I love this! Check out a tease of this post below and then head here to read the rest.
Thinking about the seniors who are graduating and are heading off to college… If I could only say three words to them I would say “Eat More Chicken” hahaha just kidding…”DO NOT COMPROMISE”!!!!
I remember when I was having my first child and I wanted to be that dad who could show people the baby’s room and with a proud smile I could say, “I did it myself”. So I had new carpet laid. I went out and bought the paint and baby furniture. You would’ve thought I was shooting a Home Depot instructional video the way things were turning out.
It was time to put the dresser/changing table together. The dresser/changing table came in a million pieces and a phonebook size instructional manual. So like any other man who values his dignity, I tossed the manual and started to use good old common sense and the picture on the box. Well, needless to say after about three hours of work and being halfway through, I noticed that it swayed back and forth but I thought it would be fixed as I continued. I came down to my last few pieces and my wife walks in and was impressed with my progress, until she touched the dresser and it swayed back and forth. In which I was given the look of “you are a fool if you think I’m going to allow my baby to be changed on this death trap.”
I had compromised the process which resulted into me building something that was completely unstable and unusable. I had lost the little faith my wife had in me to begin with because I decided my way was better than the creator’s way. I had created more work for myself because I had to take it apart just to put it back together again using the manual (a slice of humble pie..please!!). All because I thought my way was better than the creator’s way. I compromised and as a result I lost trust, time, energy, effort, time, time and time.