Recently there was a discussion on pride that I was a part of.
Sometimes we have no idea we are being prideful, we are just discussing things in our lives or something we have done or maybe even purchased. You can be grateful for what God has given you, but if you are boasting while you are talking about it, that’s where pride comes in.
James 4:6 says, But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
But then there are those who want to be recognized for everything they do. They say, “Hey!! Look at me, I just did this or that, so tell me how awesome I am!”
If someone tells you that you did a good job, that doesn’t mean you go and tell the world; humbly thank them and move on.
God sees your works, he sees the big things you do for his Kingdom, but he also sees those little things too.
We must always be humble in all we do.
Psalm 25:9 says, “The humble He guides in justice, And the humble He teaches His way.”
How we handle or present ourselves is very important. We don’t want to come across as someone that feels that no one else can do a job better than us. We are called to do a job for our Father and of course we want to do the best we can, no matter how important or menial you might think it is. If we are serving God then that’s what counts.
Remember…. God Hates Pride.
Proverbs 11:2 says, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
Proverbs 16:5 says, “The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.”
Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”
This is just something to ponder on… we need to think before we boast about ourselves.
Hope this touches you or someone you know.
Have a blessed day and never let your cup be empty☕️
Lou Ann Virden is the author of the blog Farmhouse, Coffee and Jesus. She is very active in her church. She volunteers in the food pantry, usher/greeter team, and cleaning crew. She is on the prayer team, is over the sound room team, and she writes the newsletter for her church. Lou Ann and her husband Donnie will be relaunching The Refuge 180 Evangelism Ministry. They have been married for over 40 years. They live on her husband’s family farm with their dog Hunter. In the summer they are busy canning what they harvest from their garden. Her hobbies include going to the beach, reading, camping, and serving however she can. She hopes that her blogs inspires someone that might be dealing with a similar situation.