“Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.” Prov. 16:18
Medals were hanging all along her wall,
She was the best and had earned them all.
From running, to jumping and throwing too,
She was the very best through and though.
Squirrel proudly shined her metals every day,
They were important to her in every way.
She wanted anyone who came by to know,
She was the best and this would show.
Squirrel knew she was good, in fact the best,
But the track meet on Friday would be the test.
Four hundred meter race was the event,
She would get first; she wouldn’t relent.
She ran and practiced as hard as she could,
She had to win, her pride said she would.
She focused on herself and all she could do,
She forgot what it was like to be humble too.
She arrogantly walked to the race line,
“I’ll win this, and gold will be mine.”
The start gun fired and race was on,
Suddenly Squirrel realized something was wrong.
Her shoe wasn’t tight, not tight at all,
And then it happened, she began to fall.
Down to the rough turf her knees scraped first,
And just like that her pride was burst.
Being good and competitive can be fun,
But remembering humility must be done.
God gave you talent for you to use,
Thank him for that, win or lose.
What is something you are really good at or enjoy doing? Do you remember to thank God for that talent?