Proverbs on Pride

“ Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud,
but humility comes before honor.”

Proverbs 18:12

Ahhh, pride.
Does your pride ever get in the way in your life?
It can be an obstacle in relationships,
and it can guide you down the wrong paths.

For me, I realize in moments of frustration or disagreement
that it is often my pride standing in the way of the resolution.
Why is that?
Do I care so much about how I feel that I am led only by that?
Perhaps.
And in those moments, I need the truth of something bigger than myself to speak.
Maybe with a megaphone so it resonates!
But even the quietest whispers that gently say…
“this is NOT all about you!”
will allow me to reset my thoughts and find humility.

I’m not saying you should completely discount your feelings here,
but rather realize that your feelings are not the only ones in the situations of struggle.
Consider that. Swallow your pride. Follow your God.

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