I pray that you are doing well on this Monday! First I just want to thank every woman that came to the Brunch & Grace this past Saturday. I wish I could express in words how you bless me every time you show up. Sometimes showing up is half the battle. Anyhoot, on another note, last month I talked a little bit on pride and I said I would talk a little more on it. Today I want to give you a list of ways we could be walking in pride and not know it at all.
Often times we only equate pride with someone who is stuck up and full of themselves. That is indeed pride but we must come face to face with the pride that sneaks up on us. These little foxes are out to destroy us and we must not turn our eye thinking that it can’t be us but perhaps it is. Let’s get real, humble ourselves and receive grace. Here is a short list I have compiled of ways any of us can easily fall back into the lake of pride. Do you have more? Please feel free to share on our blog, CLICK HERE
Fault Finding: You can always find what is wrong with everyone but self. Matthew 7:3-5 (NLT) says, “And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? 4 How can you think of saying to your friend, ‘Let me help you get rid of that speck in your eye,’ when you can’t see past the log in your own eye? 5 Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye; then you will see well enough to deal with the speck in your friend’s eye.
Critical Spirit: you may belittle the struggles of others and talk of their sin with harsh judgement. You look down on unbelievers and anyone who does not believe like you in anything; Self-righteous attitude.
Superficial: my husband had a friend once who would always say “faking and shaking” (OMG). This verse best describes being superficial (definition: appearing to be true or real only until examined more closely.) 2 Timothy 3:5 (NLT): They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!
Defensive: Always rising up in defense when challenged or rebuked.
Stuck On Me: What we believe about ourselves. We can’t see God because of the belief that our sins are bigger than the grace of God and therefore we doubt God’s power in our lives.
Look at Me: Hungry and thirsty for attention, respect and worship. This means we are seeking the glory that comes from man. –John 12:43 For they loved human praise more than the praise of God.
Partiality: James 2:9 says but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. –We tend to think of this as race only but it covers so much more. We show partiality when we look down on others regarding, class, degrees, race, titles, money, where they live, how they look, material belongings, knowledge, lack of popularity, and more.
Venting: Venting can get out of control quickly if not done properly. When your venting turns into belittling the person to make yourself feel better. Guess what? PRIDE.
Your Work: Thinking that you can earn God’s grace and love through works.
Big Head: When knowledge does not bring you to loving others more but instead puffs you up.
Well ladies this can be tough. But it’s time to be honest with ourselves and transparent before God to receive grace. God bless you! I am praying for you. Join me on the prayer call tonight!
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