Pride

Pride can be a dangerous thing. The opposite of being prideful is being humble. Are you too proud to ask for help?

Proverbs 16: 5 – “Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.”

I can remember my own kids, more specifically, my daughter, as she was a, let’s just say ‘active’ toddler. As her strong-willed character began to blossom, I became more aware of what I needed to do to enable her character to submit to my will. Often times her stubborn pride won, but over time, she learned to obey and learn from my teaching.

God hates pride and prideful people. These people often use power and authority to destroy other people’s lives, sometimes even their own life.

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you needed help, but was too proud or embarrassed to ask for it? Did you assume that you could ‘do it yourself?’ How did that work out for ya?

All you have to do is ask God for help. He’s closer than a text, email or phone call away.

If you’ve ever helped someone in need, you know the feeling you get of sheer joy! Take that and increase it one hundred fold, and that’s how God feels when we ask him for help.

 

Dianne Petrey