God has been doing something in my heart that makes me a little embarrassed to admit. Over the course of my life I have grown up very prideful. Recently I have been looking at passages in Scripture on pride, and I’m serious when I say it has caused me to sit down and sweat as I have thought through my life. Pride causes people to make themselves look silly. When pride gets the best of you, it causes you to look at life with blinders on. All that you can think about is ME ME ME…
It was C.S. Lewis who said,
As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.
I once saw a pastor who I follow write these three questions that make you deal with pride. He said “I dare you to ask yourselves these three questions.”
1) Am I willing to allow another person to do what I think I must do?
2) Am I willing to do what I am doing, even if no one else knows I am doing it?
3) Am I willing to let God use me for a season, and then be okay with Him later putting my work into the hands of another?
Which question leaves you the most exposed?