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Big Hat, No Cattle

What else do you have besides that big ole hat?
There is a saying, "big hat, no cattle."

Its meaning, taken literally, means someone who has a nice big expensive hat trying to pass himself off as someone who has lots of cattle (money), but has nothing. Or it could simply indicate someone who passes themselves off as something they're not. 

Why do you think we do that? 

Why do we try to fit in? Why is it important to be like one of the guys or one of the girls? Why is being who we are not enough? Why aren't we good enough for ourselves? Why do we compare ourselves to others even though God created us in His own perfect image?

Let me tell you, there's no need to try to measure up to anybody. It's more "cost effecrive" to love who you are, because there is someone who may look like they have everything, but could be the most miserable, unhappy, unfulfilled person. Looks are most definitely deceiving. Comparison is a dangerous thing.

Just be who God created us to be

Instead of passing ourselves off as someone we're not, why not just appreciate who we are in all of our shortcomings? None of that matters to God anyway. God will have the final say in the matter and He will get us ready for greatness when we're ready. That's it. Remember, he doesn't call the arrogant haughty big hat people who feel the most qualified. He qualifies the humble who go to Him with all our baggage.

We all need Him. 

So instead of acting as though we have it all together, why not just admit who we are and keep it moving? That way we can show people how God is cleaning up our messiness and getting us ready to bundle it up real nice for our message. It will even have a pretty little bow on it.

Then we will be able to reach a lot more people that way, because they will see us for who we are.

At least that's what I reckon.


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Reference: 
Psalms 139:14

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