Pride is a killer of all things God.
Pride opposes God and therefore opposes things that are life-giving.
God recently exposed even more pride in my life. How much is there in me? Probably enough to keep God busy for the rest of my life!
Pride saps our spiritual strength because it is employed by satan and fights against God-things. Pride puts us on the side opposite of God.
I have struggled with pride in my speech, in how I position myself in life, and how I look at people; however, this new level of pride was not in my speech or in an ungodly attitude as I looked down on people and thought they were less then me.
This time the pride revealed within me was different which means it is more difficult to describe.
a superior attitude; to think more highly of yourself then you ought;
a sense of one's own place or value;
satisfaction taken in one's work, self or possessions
My pride keeps me from knowing God at a deeper level. My pride keeps me from the very thing I desire—closeness with God.
My pride (my attitude that I can do it myself) pushes me away from God's help and refuses to either ask for or receive what He offers.
Even worse then refusing God's practical help He offers is that pride pushes away and/or refuses God's love.
My Pride refuses to need to be loved and says "I am good how I am."
My Pride says "I am good enough in my marriage and therefore do not need help."
My Pride says "This emotional hurt is my fault so I will continue to try to heal myself."
My Pride says "This sin I am in is too difficult for God to forgive so I will work on it."
My Pride says "God should speak to me, heal me, prosper me, and/or move in the way I have prescribed."
Pride steals my righteousness, peace and joy.
Pride kills my desires and my dreams.
Pride destroys my relationship with God and others.
Jesus is the answer. His humility showed us the way.
Humility—Being Completely Dependent Upon God
Following His model of life forces Pride out of hiding, starves Pride, and eventually kills Pride. Jesus was dependent upon the Father's love and direction in everything.
Jesus taught us to be loved by the Father and to be one with the Father. Jesus is the answer to my Pride.
"Father, help me to be a man of humility. Teach me to live a life dependent upon You. Continue to reveal pride within me and heal the areas in me that pride has corrupted. Amen"