Often, the first way a man responds to God is with pride. This response communicates, I know better then God does. So you play a little hoop, but that doesn’t mean you can get Kobe Bryant on the phone and tell him he needs to work on his running jumper. You may have played baseball in high school, but that doesn’t mean you can tell Barry Bonds to watch that elbow hitch. And maybe you have birdied a few holes in your lifetime, but that doesn’t mean you can school Tiger Woods on his long-iron approaches. Bottom line: The gap between these legends and you is as long as one of Tiger’s drives.
Yet this is exactly how many of us act toward God.
The gap between God and us is infinite–yet we have the audacity to say, “Thanks, God, but I’ll take it from here.” And some of us don’t flinch from giving Him our unvarnished opinions.