Visible and Invisible Pride

    • When: 12/31/19
    • QIC: Reborn
    • The PAX: Moneybags, Tombstone, Herbie, Homer, Reborn

Thank you to the 4 other PAX who removed themselves from the fartsack and came to Eagle’s Nest on this cool gloom to make themselves better. It was a great morning full of mumblechatter and fellowship. Thank you to Tombstone for allowing YHC to lead this morning.


We began the morning with the following in cadence: Side Straddle Hops, Imperial Walkers, Low Slow Squats, Peter Parker Peters, Merkins, and 10 6-Count Burpees. We then took a mosey into the campus of Winthrop to the flag where Herbie led us in the Pledge of Allegiance to the USA. From there we moseyed to the fountain in front of the flag for a short round of Irkins, Dips, Step-Ups, & Derkins. From there we took a mosey to the side of Tillman hall along Heritage Lane.


After this everyone was pretty much warm, so YHC disclosed what the plan was (something we have done here before at an Independence WO). Deconstructed Burpees.

YHC asked the PAX to partner up. Partner 1 ran up the stairs while partner 2 stayed back and performed a specific exercise (no counting needed) at the bottom of the stairs. Then flapjack, Partner 2 runs the stairs and Partner 1 performs the exercise. The exercises performed at the bottom of the stairs were Squats, Hip Thrusters, Merkins, Hip Thrusters, Jump Squats, and finally full Burpees. Each partner performed each exercise twice.

Once finished we took a mosey back to the COT and made it just in time for 0600 to roll around.


Romans 12:3-5 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgement, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.

Paul was writing to the Romans in this passage about the specific gifts of each person given by God for them to use for His glory. We as men have been given the gift of leadership, but most of us lead in different areas and in different ways.

Some men show pride in that leadership by excessively making it known to all that they are the leaders. These are the men who those point out to and say, ‘he is full of pride’. This is a type of pride we can call overachiever pride.

Then there are the men who don’t show pride, but still are full of pride by not doing what God has called you to do in the body. We can call this underachiever pride.

We did deconstructed burpees as an object lesson this morning. YHC challenged all men present and challenges all men reading this BackBlast to look at your life as we enter 2020, somewhat deconstructing your actions, and determine where you stand on the Pride Spectrum. Are you an overachiever or an underachiever? With either, you are full of Pride, a sin that can destroy you and those around you. We have all been given gifts to better the community and our world. We must use them correctly, so the entire body works together. If one person is doing too much or not doing enough, the body suffers.

Should you attempt in 2020 to not be so visibly prideful, or probably worse, should you use your specific gift that has been given to you more to better the community and not be invisibly prideful?

Gentlemen, this passage says to not think of yourself more highly than you ‘ought’ to think. There is a rhythm in which the body works like a well-oiled machine. Be that HIM, not full of pride, that does what you have been called to in the way which works best for all.



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