Hey y’all this is Lizzie with Women In The Word.
I need to swallow my pride and be as honest with you ladies as I possibly can. This topic is a doozy for me. It’s that 5 letter word. It gets me every time. It’s called PRIDE. I honestly believe it’s half my body weight (that’s why I have to go to the gym every morning. lol) I have swallowed so much pride this last year I feel like I could honestly choke… but God is teaching me humility and wisdom. (thank you God) Growing up I always had to have the last word, and believe me I had an answer for everything. And if I didn’t, I would for sure find one. I would even convince myself I knew what I was talking about. I would argue with a brick wall and still never admit defeat.
After all, who likes to be wrong? This is what God has put on my heart to tell you about pride. You will experience a down fall. It states in Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goeth before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Having too much pride or confidence will cause you to make mistakes that lead to a setback or failure.
Pride has really been difficult for me to wrap my head around. At 24 years old I look back and think, I really did have a problem. So, believe me God will always punish those full of pride, but he will also reward those for admitting sin. Ladies, do you feel like everything is about you? Let me challenge each of you to exercise humility, take a back seat to others, and stop shattering others JOY by making everything about you. Remain humble. Stay grateful. Don’t let pride be your downfall. What a glorious feeling it is to admit sin. Spiritual growth begins when we confess our sin. You can rest assured that God will recognize your faithfulness and continue to bless you richly.