He’s back, and better than ever! Oh wait, Captain Me Planet is about how I screw up, not how I am here and am saving the world from its problems. Usually these posts let you in on a downer. Something I’ve done recently that is either prideful or has some sort of “me first” mentality. It’s been good for me to not just share my successes with you. I’m going to ease into doing that a bit more, but a dose of humility is always needed. We’re all “Captain Me Planets” (coined by Brian Regan) if we dare to admit it.
The Captain wanted to spice it up a bit today. He read yesterday’s post about our community of messy people (yes, you included), and wants to take it a step further. Here’s the dialogue I’ve had with him the past few days. He’s a tough guy. Not sure where he gets his energy.
- ME: How are things going in YOUR world Captain?
- CAPT: Apparently, as I’m sure you can tell, I have many new fans. Could life get any better?
- ME: Have you engaged with your fans this week? Do your fans know who you really are, or do they just applaud as you fly in, save the day, and fly out?
- CAPT: Why would I want to engage with them? After I am gone I will have left the world a better place!
- ME: You might be doing great things, even things other haven’t done. Wouldn’t it be great to encourage someone else. Maybe even train them to be able to do what you do. You know, so the world could continue to improve after you are no longer around?
- CAPT: You know, I never thought about it that way. Someone helped me get to where I am. I’m sure I could do the same!
- ME: Well, Captain. I think you and I should take this with us this week. It’s always reliable. “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourself.” Philippians 2:3
What kind of situations put you in a position of being a Captain Me Planet? A few of mine would be posting blogs or message on the web, talking to people about technology when I know they might be be as “proficient”, not stopping what I am doing when someone needs my attention, praying sometimes more about what I might want than what others might need.
PRAYING for you as you consider transplanting the amazing work God has done in your life into the life of another. PRAISING God for giving us such challenging words that last through generations.