Tuesday, July 20, 2010


My name is Pride. I am a cheater.
I cheat you of your God-given destiny…because you demand your own way.
I cheat you of contentment…because you “deserve better than this.”
I cheat you of knowledge…because you already know it all.
I cheat you of healing…because you are too full of you to forgive.I cheat you of holiness…because you refuse to admit when you are wrong.
I cheat you of vision…because you’d rather look in the mirror than out a window.
I cheat you of genuine friendship…because nobody’s going to know the real you.
I cheat you of love…because real romance demands sacrifice.
I cheat you of greatness in heaven…because you refuse to wash another’s feet on earth.
I cheat you of God’s glory…because I convinced you to seek your own.
My name is Pride. I am a cheater.
You like me because you think I’m always looking out for you.
I’m looking to make a fool of you.God has so much for you, I admit, but don’t worry…If you stick with me you’ll never know.

-Beth Moore

It is amazing how people can get so caught up in pride, as if they had anything to do with their accomplishments and achievements. God chooses to give us each different gifts and talents. He also chooses to use those gift and talents for His glory and to serve His purposes. When we win an award or excel at something, we need to give the credit to the one who blessed us with the ability to do those things. We as humans walk around as if we are entitled to things. The truth is, we are not entitled to anything. We don’t deserve to have things go our way, to have our plans work out or even to have good health. When things do go our way, when we are in good health, it is all by the grace of God. Living in this day and age, it is so easy to forget that. People walk around and pat themselves on the back instead of falling to their knees and giving thanks. It is incredible that God made each and every person different, there is only one you. Each of us have different gifts, I love that. Let’s use those gifts and not let pride get in the way.

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