Pride is what lies at the heart of many people’s downfall. It can be a dangerous and deadly sin. Pride makes us think we are better than our fellow man, that what we have to offer them is worth more than what they have to offer us. The truth is, pride comes with a high price tag – one that often leaves us devastated in the end. In this blog post, you will learn about seven ways to equip yourself with humility so that you don’t find yourself paying for your own pride for years on end!
In this blog post, you will learn about seven ways to equip yourself with humility so that you don’t find yourself paying for your own pride for years on end! Here are the seven points:
what is pride?
what’s at stake when we choose to be proud?
what does it look like to have a humble heart?
what can I do if I feel guilty of my sin and want forgiveness from God?
what are some practical things I can do daily in order not to become too proudful or conceited (or whatever other names they may go by)?
how should Christians respond when there comes an accusation against them because of their faithfulness as followers of Christ?
what is the hidden cost of pride and what can we do to avoid it?
Ignorance, arrogance, self-righteousness. These are all things that come with being too full of oneself or being haughty in one way or another. It’s not just about what you might think on your own merits but also what others may think of you because they saw an attitude where they thought you were looking down on them.
The Cost Of Pride: One thing that has been mentioned already is ignorance; lack of awareness, understanding and insight into something which leads us to make bad decisions for ourselves without wanting anything more than our own
What Pride Had Wrought: A Story of Humility in the Face of a Brutal Reality was written by John Updike. It is about how Harry, an ambitious young man with big dreams and aspirations, has to learn humility at many points throughout his life – first as he overcomes obstacles such as poverty and illness; then when he realizes that even though he may not be able to make it any higher than where he currently stands on the social ladder, there are other ways for him to help others climb up from below like starting a soup kitchen or volunteering through organizations such as Habitat for
Humility is what had led us to make bad decisions for ourselves without wanting anything more than our own. It has been what we need in order to be able to see that what was wrong with the world wasn’t something only other people needed, but what I too could do a part of changing and learning from. Humility made me realize that it doesn’t matter where you end up on life’s social ladder, there are opportunities all around for everyone – like starting a soup kitchen or volunteering through organizations such as Habitat for Humanities- if they learn humility at an early age so they can take their time in deciding what path makes them happiest instead of rushing ahead blindly into things because pride tells them success will come eventually given enough work ethic
what pride had wrought
what it is to be humbled
what I have learned from humility so far in my life
the first step of taking ownership for our actions and not blaming others or circumstances when we do wrong. This one has been a hard thing because pride always wants us to think that it’s other people who are at fault, but how can they be if we’re the ones deciding? Pride doesn’t want us to take responsibility for what happens inside ourselves – like resentment, anger, greediness etcetera – which makes it difficult when trying to point out where true blame belongs with things such as addiction or untreated mental illness. But then again this isn’t about pointing fingers here;
what’s important is what we do with what happened, how it changed our lives and what can be learned from those experiences.
one of the things I’ve found out about myself through humility is that there are always two sides to every story
you may not see your pride at work in a particular instance because sometimes it sneaks up on us so subtly – but if something doesn’t feel good then chances are high that you’re wearing too much pride
this isn’t just an issue for other people; this is an inner life struggle that all Christians face as they try their best to conform themselves to Christlike standards: “…but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ who hath abolished death, and hath brought