Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Pride always leads to destruction. Pride will always block our blessings. When we are too prideful to say we need help, we won’t get the help we need. I have allowed my pride to completely contaminate my space and environment to the point that I have lost at times more than others may ever gain.
Is that not ridiculous to visualize?
My pride kept me from maintaining or developing further something I already had in my possession. How ignorant is that?
My pride has kept me from asking other people who could help me for assistance; not wanting to appear weak actually weakened me.
We must push pride out of our thinking and doing just as we would fear (the root of pride), arrogance, and any other sin. Push it out. Get out of your own way and allow the blessings God has in store for you to flow in through whatever channel and path that He has established.
God’s busy trying to provide us with opportunities to thrive and we’re busy blocking them with our pride, to the point we at times struggle to survive. You never know who God has placed in your life to help you reach your goals and fulfill your purpose in life. Let go and let God!
Father, I want my strength to come from faith in You, not in pride or arrogance which only weaken me. Open my eyes to see and acknowledge how pride is self-destructive and the reasons for many of my failures in life. In times when I should be asking for assistance or direction, but my pride stands in the way, remind me of the blessings I am blocking in my stubbornness. Free me from my personal bondage Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS MESSAGE WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 29, 2011. IT HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO ALIGN WITH CURRENT STANDARDS AND FORMATTING; SECTIONS HAVE BEEN EDITED AND CONTENT EXPANDED TO REFLECT MY CURRENT THOUGHTS.
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