Pride lands you flat on your face; humility prepares you for honors. (Proverbs 29:23 MSG)
At times, it is so obvious. It rises up powerfully and demands self protection.
At times, it is not so obvious. It cloaks itself in sadness and encourages self obsession.
Whether obvious or subtle, pride always centers around self. It is always about you. It is your inner selfie demanding attention, protection, preservation.
The problem with pride is that it can not distinguish between truth and lies. It will fiercely protect whatever it knows even if all it knows is wrong.
The only thing to do with pride is to confess it and ask God to forgive it.
Ask for God’s help today to change your inner selfie and transform it into an inner awareness of His love, His grace and His goodness in your life.
When that happens, humility is born.