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Okay – 3rd post today, but I am off

You ever lose something you once had? Not a thing, but an ability.

I’ve been playing the Halo games for at least 4 years, maybe 5. Halo 2 changed my Halo universe with online play. I got a whole lot better…really quickly. Playing online makes you better. Then…Halo 3. I started out fine, but I’ve reached this place where I can’t seem to get any better. I know, Halo is a trite thing to desire greatness. But, like Catoe’s remarks to my previous post…why does it bother me so much that I can’t seem to get better at Halo – when I’ve reached a similar plateau in my guitar skills, vocal skills, and general worship leading ability?

I guess we’ve all got to have an outlet that helps us shed stress. Halo seems to do that for me, even though I get a smackdown every time I play it. I really wish my outlet was songwriting…but unfortunately, I think that might be detrimental with the “look at me” syndrome I seem to fight with.

Those of you in the pews…don’t lift your staff up to be more than they are. We’re just called to do this job (preach, teach, sing, etc.) just like you’re called to work in an office, be a doctor, or construct houses.

I read an article today that talked about American Idol. It talked about how Americans have set up idols for ourselves – idols that we try to please (Halo mastery just so I can “own” my friends). The pursuit of wealth is a huge idol for Americans. The only pleasure we should strive for with all our being is the pleasure of our Father in heaven and His pleasure with us. John the Baptist said it best “May I become less that you (Jesus) can become more.”

I know these are somewhat random musings, but I felt like I needed to say them rather than (try to) sleep on them. Maybe God has something for you in these feeble words.

God bless you as you seek to serve Him.

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