From spit cups to spit shined.

by Kevin on August 4, 2010

When I first met my wife, I was going to take her on a date. I don’t remember where it was or what the reason was, but, I do remember being horrified at her getting in my truck. You see, I was a snuff dipper back then and I knew that I had a half gallon spit cup in my cup holder.

I met her in June. The month of June in West Texas probably averages about 2800 degrees Fahrenheit. That spit cup had been baking for at least a week and the aroma in my truck was like an evil spirit from the depths of an outhouse. My wife says that I couldn’t smell the house if it was on fire, but I could smell that nasty cup.

I didn’t know what to do. I wanted to be with her but the last thing I wanted was for her to get in that truck. I just knew that if she got in, the smell was going to make her hair fall out and she was going to throw up all over my dash. That would then get in the vents in the dash. I would be reminded of that every time I turned the air-conditioning on. She would be repulsed by my truck’s smell and be embarrassed for puking and being bald. My future with her would be over before it ever started.

I knew I should have cleaned my truck out. I thought about it every time that I got in and was attacked by that smell. Of course, I am tougher than some sloshing spit cup. I can drive like Jim Carey in the movie “Pet Detective”. You know the part where he can’t see out of his windshield so he drives with his head hanging out of his rolled down window. That can get tricky in the rain and on the interstate, but by gosh I wasn’t going to let anything beat me.

How easy it would have been just to throw the cup away when I filled up with gas? You can always find a new spit cup in the trash at a convenience store. You snuff dippers don’t dare laugh, I know you have done it. You will pay $6.00 for a can of snuff and then dig in the trash to find something to spit it in. Where is the logic in that?

I have a question for everyone, not just the snuff dippers. Is your truck cleaned out? Do you have any nasty stuff that you don’t want anyone seeing or smelling? Let me tell you something. The Lord is coming back real soon. I don’t know if it will be this year, next year, or 200 years from now or longer. But, He is coming back.

I personally hope that it’s today and it very well might be. One of two things is guaranteed to happen. You will either die or the Lord will come back before that happens. Either way, are you ready? There will be no second chances. When the hour arrives for you, and it will, will you be ready?

Luke 12:38-40

38It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night. 39But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

The good news is that to clean your truck out, all you have to do is ask Him. Ask Him to clean your truck out and He will. Once the Lord cleans something, it is spotless. Ask Him today to forgive you of your sins.

Don’t drive through life with your head hanging out of your window. I have nothing against snuff, but I gave it up and a few other things that stunk in my life over two years ago by the Grace of God. You have something in your life that stinks too. What a better time to give it up than right now.

Which is harder for you, figuring out what stinks in the eyes of the Lord or askin’ and trustin’ Him to get rid of it?

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  • Love your description of her response! hysterical. God is so amazing to choose and transform us in spite of our fleshly selves.

    • Kevin

      I was able to quit dipping after so many self-help quitting methods had failed by finally understanding that I was putting all my faith in man and me instead of God. I haven’t touched the stuff since. Thanks for stopping by Lara. You and Janis always make the fire seem brighter.

  • Hi Kevin,
    You’re on a roll with this humorous topics! Good analogy, too. I’ll try not to drive with my head hanging out the window!
    I think it’s harder to let go of something once I know the Lord has said “This stinks” than figuring out what stinks.
    Blessings,
    Janis

  • Darick B Sprague

    Well, if this ain’t conviction, idk what is. I started reading this article with a horseshoe of a dip in my lip, and, well, it’s not there anymore!

    • Kevin

      You know God is talkin’ when a cowboy will spit his snuff out for anything besides kissin’ his girl (and most of the time they wouldn’t do that if the girl didn’t make him).

  • Chad Armstrong

    Ha, ha, ha yeah i can relate to this one for sure lol, Although i have not quit dipping snuff (i know i need to) but i recognize that smell just reading the words ha,ha,ha we have started doing some transports from other jails to big lake and any time an inmate wants to act up on the ride home I just reach behind the seat grab an old dr. pepper bottle and set it in the cup holder and take the lid off of it ha,ha,ha seems to work through the tears and gagging they just seem to quite down???? ha,ha,ha oh man this was a good one kevin…..

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