James 4:6 God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.
Pride causes God to turn from our prayers and withhold His grace. When I was in my twenties, I was a very prideful person. My mother would tell me all the time that I needed to stop being so prideful and that I needed to be humble. Humble I said” no way” that is for weak and low self-esteem people. I had way too much confidence to be weak.
When I accepted the Lord into my heart, I kept hearing about this word called humility and pride. I still didn’t want to accept what I was hearing. For me, I believed that one must have some form of pride.
I will say that my self-pride did destroy me. It was on that day that I realized that I was so wrong and needed a heart change from God. I lost everything that I thought then was important to me. I lost a very prestigious career, I alienated my family and friends that people didn’t wanted to have me around them.
I had no idea of how much of a mess that I had wrecked my life. From that day and time, the Lord dealt with me accordingly. Years have passed since that time and I am so thankful that the Lord dealt with my heart.
Yes, it was a hard lesson I struggled with, but I am a much better person today then I was then. Having humility is strength being proudful is weak. Don’t let your pride destroy you.
The Lord Jesus has our best interest in mind. He wants you and I living in pure truth and free from lies and deceptions that will eventually destroy us. Amen