We all sometimes get caught up in our own spot light. Of course, our achievements and strengths are something we should be grateful for. However, it shouldn’t become something that you find yourself higher than others. It shouldn’t become something you find self-satisfaction or self-worth in. It is important to stay humble.
“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.”
Things you are prideful about, such as money, career, education, relationship, appearance, etc. can be taken away at any moment. The Word of God states that even those who are proud and lofty will be humbled (Is. 2:12). If you do not humble yourself, God will. Being humble is a beautiful thing and to me, it reflects a peaceful spirit. Those who are humble before God, will be lifted up by Him. He does not bother with those who are prideful but those who are humble, He will fill them with His grace (James 4:6). If you do not think God hears you or answers you, try humbling yourself. With humility comes wisdom. He wants you to do what is right, love mercy and walk humbly with Him (Micah 6:8).
Pride is not of God. It is from this world because the world offers only physical pleasures and pride (1 John 2:16). Stop giving yourself credit and stop thinking you are better than you really are. Better to have someone else praise you, not you praise yourself.
“But Hezekiah did not respond appropriately to the kindness shown him, and he became proud. So the Lord’s anger came against him and against Judah and Jerusalem. Then Hezekiah humbled himself and repented of his pride, as did the people of Jerusalem. So the Lord’s anger did not fall on him during Hezekiah’s lifetime.”
2 Chronicles 32:25-26
The truth is, people respect those with humility and thinking of yourself does not leave room for God.
Thank you for reading this little post. May God bless you! 🙂
DISCLAIMER: This is not meant to insult but to speak biblical truth about pride.