April 1, 2011

Dealing With Pride

Did you know that God says Pride is the biggest sin? God hates pride more then any of the other sins mentioned in the Bible. Before we go into this in more detail, I think it would be good to list the deffinitions on pride and humble.

Pride: A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect.

Humble: Marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant

"The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished."- Proverbs 16:5

So why does God hate pride so much? Well personally, I think it is because once we get prideful and full of ourselves, do you know what huge mistake we make? We loose sight of God's will for us. We fall further and further away from God and his plan for us. This does not make God happy at all. He loves us so much that he wants us to be hunble and not proud. He says that if we are humble, then we will recieve gifts in heaven.

So by now we have figured out a few things. God hates pride because it takes us away from his grace and love. And God will reward those who are humble with gifts in heaven. So now what do we do if we are being effected by pride? We don't want to continue in these ways of sin, so how do we stop? Here are some steps to give you some idea's on hw to get rid of pride.

Identify It: If you don't identify pride for being pride, you can't do anything to change. Ask God to show you if you are currently being effected by pride in your life.

Ask for Forgiveness: Once you identify that you are struggling with pride you need to repent and ask for forgivness.

More on: After you have asked for forgivness, that's it! You can move on with life knowing that the creator of the universe has taken the weight of your sin on himself.

I hope this gives you some idea's on how to deal with pride. Pride is a hard thing to deal with but remember that God loves you and is willing to help you deal with pride, or any of the other sins that you might be struggling with. take these requests and concerns to him, and he will lovingly take them from you. (:

Your Sister in Christ,
Angelica (:

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