Posted by loswhit in Authenticity

I’m that guy who shaves his head because he is balding.
I’m that guy who wears tight shirts because they make him look like he has muscles… until he see a picture, then he knows he’s just fat.
I’m that guy who struggles being real with himself, others, and God.
I’m that guy who almost lost his wife to a stupid a while ago.
I’m that guy who could lose his wife at any moment if he thinks he’s beyond a stupid mistake.
I’m that guy who hears all the time how arrogant and stuck on himself he is.
I’m that guy that wants to walk up to those smack talkers and punch them in the face right after he tells them how lame their relationships really are.
I’m that guy who loves his stats because he feels like it means he is important.
I’m that guy who loves to wash the dishes so he can try and hide from his wife that he knows how miserable his display of affection really is.
I’m that guy who spends 3000 dollars for a guitar then makes you feel bad for not sponsoring a kid from Compassion International.
I’m that guy who lives on the edge of information addiction on a daily basis.
I’m that guy who talks smack about those who are more intelligent than him.
I’m that guy who get pissed off when he sees people get used then asks his wife for a “favor” when he feels like it.
I’m that guy who over promises and under delivers.
I’m that guy who talks big about commitment to the local church yet forgets to say thank you to his volunteers.
I’m that guy who knows you really don’t look like you do in all your pictures because you pout your lips and take them from above angles.
I’m that guy who never smiles in his pictures without opening his mouth wide because his dimples make his face look fat.
I’m that guy who deleted this post 3 times but copied it to his clipboard because he knew he had to post it.

But you know what?
More than all of this.
I’m a guy who is going to continue to let God use him in spite of all that $hizz.
Because in spite of all that crap…God is using me and is only just beginning.

When are you going to stop waiting until you are out of your sinfest and let God use you in the midst of your arrogant and sinful chaos?
Get over yourself.
It’s better that way.

Los

  • Ryan Richardson

    Thanks for being “that guy”. I am too. You’re not alone!

  • http://www.chriswalkerlive.com/ Chris Walker

    Me too.

  • Matthew

    And I’m that guy who has been reading this blog for four years because of posts like this. Love ya, Los.

  • mongupp

    Wow. Honesty and transparency. Love it!

  • http://belovedaimees.blogspot.com BelovedAimee

    I’m that girl who reads “Christian” blogs so she can feel like she’s part of something…but doesn’t actually DO much. Love does. I observe.

    • JeannaB

      Oh my word. You are me. I don’t know what else to say, but I am sitting here broken because this is what I tell myself all the time.

  • http://www.johnforbis.com/ John

    Thanks for helping me to know that I’m not the only “that guy” out there, Los!

  • Hailey Prescott

    Dude…you are not that guy. You are adopted, redeemed, righteous, cleansed, blessed, seated in the heavenly places, a son of God, a coheir with Christ, and an ambassador of the kingdom…who happens to be filled with the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. and sometimes that guy ^ makes mistakes that make him think he is the guy you just wrote about. : ) I know you know…but sometimes I have to say it.

  • http://KCProcter.com/ ThatGuyKC

    I’m that guy who talks a cool game online, but in real life feels lonely and awkward.

  • Virgil Richardson

    I’m the guy who would write a post like this to get the comments like the ones below telling me how honest and transparent I am, when in fact I’m kinda a fraud.

  • zmster

    What a jerk! Thanks, for being honest and I’m glad to “know” you, as I don’t feel so alone in my condition. May He continue to do the painful chiseling on us both of us and may we admit we need and and …OUCH… thank Him for it.

  • Susan Irene Fox

    Carlos, we are all “that guy” and gal, and what Hailey wrote. It’s that ol’ lion prowling at the door, and he’s real, not a figment of our imagination. God’s not finished with any of us yet, my friend, and He’s lifting us up one inch at a time. You’re in my prayers.

  • HeatherEV

    This is so good and so hard to hear from someone who was a pastor. Thanks for the honesty.

  • Vernon Rainwater

    You might be one of the most honest guys I know

  • http://jennyrain.com/ JennyRain

    Ok 2 things

    1 – My husband washed the dishes this week. Twice. For the first time in 4 years. To say I swooned over his display of affection would be an understatement (never underestimate the power of helping Heather in the kitchen :)

    2 – I don’t see you as arrogant at all… am I missing something?

  • Brandi

    Balls. I needed this. Thank you for being real. I’ve been on the battle field of “authenticity” lately, in the church and I am so pleased that you shared this. I’ve noticed that women find it SO damn hard to be real with one another. Rock on, Honest Abe!

  • http://notquitearunner.blogspot.com/ Amy

    Yes! Thanks for being real and putting yourself out there. God can do amazing things with our willing hearts and vulnerability and openness and will do amazing things through us if we continue to be willing and vulnerable and open instead of trying to act like we have it all together and we’re in control. Thanks for writing this. :)

  • http://anneroyster.blogspot.com/ Anne Nicole Royster

    LOS. I love Compassion. And you KEEP making people feel bad for that cause. Break their hearts, Los.

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  • http://ashleysue.com/ Ashley Sue Bullers

    I. LOVE. THIS. And I love you, Los. Not in a super star, rockstar way, though I think you are those things. I love you in a human way. In a brother way. In a you-could-be-my-brother way. In a if-we-met-I’d-hug-you-and-ask-if-you-are-OK-like-really-OK-not-you-have-to-put-on-a-show-for-me-today-OK way.

    Thank you for sharing this truth. It resonates. I convicts me, it empowers me. It’s real in a world of noise and show. Thank you, Los.

  • Todd Smith

    like like like like like like like

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