Pride is deceptive. It seems that the proud one has it together because of his or her pride. They rely on it to see them through the tough times. What they dont know, or wont acknowledge is that they have already been duped by pride. Pride is a thief, a trickster. Its selfish because it wont allow the proud one to have anything. If the proud one needs help, pride says NO! If the proud one needs counsel, pride says NO! If the proud one needs instruction, pride says NO! Pride seems to be jealous because itself is the only thing it allows the proud one to have. And the one with the pride mentality blindly acquiesces and makes him or herself content with only having pride.
But there are cracks in pride’s armour. The proud one still has the intelligence that God gave him. If the proud one can humble himself just a bit, then he would have to question himself and his pride. He would then see that pride has robbed him of his basic humanity. She would see that she’s unable to interact properly, she hasnt grown spiritually, she hasnt added to her understanding. She should then get upset with pride and send it packing from his life.
God is always here for us when we humbly acknowledge our faults and mistakes. He is the same–yesterday, today and forever! He forgives the penitent and bathes the repentant with His love and mercy. He doesnt remember the sin, and doesnt recall it to the person’s memory. God simply forgives, even those of us with prideful mentalities!
I speak from experience!
- Dealing With Issues of Pride – I’m Trying! (nachalooman.wordpress.com)