Tuesday Matters-October 8, 2019
I was stinky. Oh I had taken a shower but I had pride and pride stinks. Pride is difficult to deal with because we don’t think we have it. Stinky pride comes in when I have zero patience with someone who’s hurt me. The Bible says, in the book of Obadiah, that the pride of your heart has deceived you.
It’s hard when you’re hurt and you think the entire hurt and fault lies on someone else. Yet the promise of God is that when you give the other person for God to deal with, He will lift YOU up! The signs of pride include an unwillingness to take responsibility for our actions. Pride wants to do all the talking and none of the listening. You’re probably thinking of someone who needs to hear this, but that “someone” may be you! God sees you and your hurt. You’re not alone. I’ve been there too. Take a deep breath. Ask the Holy Spirit to humble your heart and then let HIS peace come… everyday.