September 23, 2021

by Kimberly Hobbs 

Self-centered attitudes and talking down to others are something that needs to stop. May we each understand what it means to approach others with a humble attitude. It’s pride that surfaces when you look at yourself higher or more knowledgeable than another. Pride has no place in the Christian relationship with Christ.
 We should all be learning daily how to deny ourselves, take up our own cross and follow after Christ. It’s biblical and what God speaks of in His word.
When we are prideful, it becomes an obstacle to loving others, and loving others is the number one command we must do.
God desires us to deny ourselves and be filled with grace abounding humility and seek to love others more than ourselves.
I was recently writing about this in our upcoming book Victories, conquering pride is something many friends see deal with within their family and friendship circles. It separates loved ones and is sorrowful when someone can not humble themselves to truly love another.
God gives us His scriptures to keep ourselves in check. As we study the greatness of God in the Bible, we will learn of the nature of God, especially His majesty and power. Apart from God, we are nothing.
In order for another to conquer a  prideful spirit,  one must give God the reverence and respect that is due Him. It’s the only way a person will surrender his or her own pride.
 When we see others that possess this spirit, we may question where their walk is in sole surrender to God. If you see this ugliness in someone you love, begin to address it in prayer. Pray for a humble spirit for them or for you if you struggle with this.  Humility will surface over pride when God is in complete control of one’s life.
“Your boast becomes a prophecy of future failure. The higher you lift yourself in pride, the harder you’ll fall in disgrace.” (Proverbs 16:8)
“God resists you when you are proud  but multiplies grace and favor when you are humble.” (1 Peter 5:6)
God’s word is truth, may we all cling to His instruction.