4.29.2014

In the Word Tuesday: Pride

Good morning! Cassie and I are back for another In the Word Tuesday, and today I am talking about pride. Please join us by linking up below and grabbing our button!

I was telling M last week that I think I'm struggling with a lot more pride then I had previously realized. I had a pretty rough day at work and was immediately upset and doubting my own abilities. I just could not shake this feeling of failure and embarrassment, and I had no idea why. After praying about it pretty solidly, I realized God was trying to reveal to me that the problem was my pride.


I am SO prideful. Over my work, my body, my abilities, you name it. I take far too much credit for the things I have and the things I am good at, instead of thanking God with humility. Truth is, I deserve NONE of what I have. God has given me far more than I deserve, yet when things do not go as planned I still cannot handle it. I'm not sure how I got to this point, or why it took me so long to realize the extent of it, but I am so glad He is revealing it to me. It hinders so many aspects of my life.

I have continued to pray for God to reveal to me the areas in which I am prideful and to teach me to have more humility. I am trying to be more conscious in these areas, but I am under no illusion as to how difficult this may be. If you could, would you please pray for me? And would you leave a comment telling me how I can pray for you?

What is God teaching you this week?

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5 comments :

  1. I can relate to what you're going through, i need to tell myself everyday i'm dead to pride . it's somehow connected to what i'm sharing today. the message i heard from Paul Tripp called what makes you angry, has helped me so much to deal with my pride that is related to my anger, when things don't go my way. I strongly suggest you to listen to it, it will help you see things in your heart that you didn't see before. Praying for you.

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  2. I seriously love this and SO needed to hear this today!!! Thank you!!!

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  3. this is so good, I love how He loves to put us in our place! :)

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  4. I will most definitely be praying for you, Cassie! Pride is a toughy. I struggle with it too. I think it's one of Satan's super powerful sins that just creep in without us ever noticing. Why is it so hard for us to just trust God and give Him all the credit? I guess it's a part of our sinful nature. You're right...prayer is the most powerful thing we can do to fight it. Praying for humility for both you and me. Thanks for sharing, Cassie!

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  5. definitely understand where you are coming from n the pride standpoint.
    gosh, i am so prideful; in fact, in the areas of my life where i know i extend grace and mercy more so than others (ie, mark) i get prideful about being BETTER of a forgiver than him.

    and sometimes i have the nerve to toot my own horn about it. ugh. thanks for reminding me of this in my life. pride is folly and causes me to fall.....hard. i needed this.

    xxxo

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