Just a thought
There’s a destructive quality in us that is easy to see in others, but hard to see in ourselves. We all have it to varying degrees. If we’re not careful it can destroy our relationships with both God and the people around us. It’s pride!
The telltale signs of pride are constantly getting into conflict with others; talking a lot about ourselves; being sarcastic and cynical; needing to teach others a lesson; being overly sensitive and bothered; and trying too hard to defend or promote ourselves. I have been down this road before!
The antidote to pride is to follow the way of Jesus. Jesus lived a life of service and sacrifice. Jesus was humble and merciful. Jesus wanted to do his father’s will, more than his own. So we pray, “Lord Jesus, lead me in your way. There are times when pride gets the better of me. Please save me from myself. Renew and protect my heart… in your name. Amen.”