Do you need to break free?

13 03 2009

Last Tuesday, the leader of the Women’s Study for Esther read this and she sent it out today in an e-mail I thought it was worth sharing…

Beth Moore writes in her book Praying God’s Word these words concerning pride…

 

“Pride is not the opposite of low self-esteem.  Pride is the opposite of humility.  We can have a serious pride problem that masquerades as low self-esteem.  Pride is self-absorption with how miserable we are or how wonderful we are.  We are wise to be on the constant lookout for pride in our lives…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’re too full of me to forgive.  I cheat you of holiness because you refuse to admit when you’re 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 convince 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.  Untrue.  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.”

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