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Trouble in Paradox
He was the weakest candidate running for president and yet he was the strongest. He did not have the experience, as did other candidates running against him for the highest office in the land. He had unresolved issues from his past that were definitely going to rear their ugly head as soon as he was in the limelight.
On the other hand, he had the charisma and charm and peace about himself that won people over the moment they met or saw him. People liked him and wanted to spend time with him. They felt good around him. People loved to hear his wisdom as he spoke on how to overcome the problems facing everyday people. He was a winner, but he had a problem that had to be addressed. It was necessary, not for him to win the most important position in the world, but for him to manage the job to the good of everyone. There was something that had to be removed first and that was his secret besetting sin…pride.
People told him all his life he was special. Eventually, he believed it. It was true, but for an important man of God, he must learn to walk on his knees, humbly before his God, with a contrite heart.
So evil men and women set upon the task of destroying him in any way they could. He endured for a while, but eventually the weight began to weigh him down.
After he started to slip backwards in the polls and after having to admit his judgement was not as good as he thought it was, he was forced down to his knees. There he repented of his pride and rededicated himself to God’s Will and not his own.
Slowly, the controversy surrounding him began to dissipate. People saw him now as a man…a good man…but nonetheless a man, a man they could trust to seek out wisdom and care for them the way a leader should care for his flock.
Finally, God had him where he wanted him and the future was bright, because the path was illuminated by the light of God.
Copyright © 2008 Mark Edgemon
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