Pride: The elevating of one’s self; the dispraising of God.
One of the darkest powers we as men and women are susceptible to having in our hearts…is pride. Since the day God created Adam and Eve, Satan has used pride to distort the view of what was once made clear, the clear picture that God is God…and no other compares. He is supreme, meaning he is highest in rank, sovereign, and above all. He created existence, including the things we can see and the things we can’t see (Col. 1:16). God reigned before the beginning and will continue to reign after the end. He is eternal, meaning he is not confined to time, neither past nor future (Rev. 1:8). He created purpose, meaning, and life.
Pride was intended for good. It was created through God, for God. God is to be elevated. God is to be supreme. He is to be of highest rank, and because God is God, he always will be. Nothing we say, do, or think, could ever reduce, or impair the value of God. No, our pride cannot hurt God, rather, it condemns us. It hinders our relationship with God, depriving us from what is perfect.
With this said, pride is harmful, not beneficial. Rather than adding value to our lives, it ravages what was meant to be for God, our souls.
Sometimes we wastedthoughts, time, and energy on the constructing of ourselves. Our pride has encourages us to progress in different areas of life, rather than worshiping the Father and giving back to him what he deserves.
God can’t fill you if you are too full of yourself.
“And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is anything worth more than your soul?” Matthew 16:26
We live in a world that has perverted freewill into control and confinement. We let our independent souls be controlled by sin and dominated by temptation. Our free spirits are confined to the baggage we bring upon ourselves by allowing immorality to settle in our hearts. This is the result of our pride, and this can only lead to eternal condemnation.
We were NOT created to simply grow in our own stature, wisdom, or fame. We were created through God, for God (Col. 1:16). And it’s time we give our lives back to the one who created us.
We are the creation, not the Creator.
We are the sheep, not the Shepherd.
We are the clay, not the Potter.
I am the Hands and Feet, not the Heartbeat.