Pride, is something that we should not be proud of. It is something that causes the downfall of many great people who should be proud of what they've done. Pride, is not being humble.
I've always thought of pride as something that has it good and bad, good being, you feel high and you feel like a king. Bad being everything else.
Why are people proud of things they've achieved? They think there's no one better? They think it's their own doings? They dont want to be humble? Well there're many lessons on pride and how it leads to the downfall of great people. One example i can think of is dear mr wise Solomon. He asked for wisdom and he got it and achieved many many great things. Truth is, he became proud, and didnt humble himself, thus his downfall in the end when he didnt turn back. The Israelites too.
2 Chronicles 7:14 "if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
Yes indeed that's very true.
Why do i choose to write so formally tonight? I've been thinking of pride and my past. Truth is, i used to be a proud ass when i was young, dunno if it still applies hehe.
I remembered being one of the top students in my primary school class, and i would often despise others that did rather badly. I, that time felt that everyone was stupid and what they did was dumb and that i was a higher level than all of them. Who was i to judge? Who was i to be proud? I mean the brain came from God not me!
While i still struggle with pride, I still just sometimes stop, and just surrender everything to Him. After all He gave everything.
Sometimes when you think your the best in something, in a particular area in a particular place, you cant help but feel proud, that your the BEST and everyone sucks and should "ALL HAIL" you. That feeling sucks, you know you dont want it, but it just happens. But the fact is, why not just admit your not THE BEST and just move on, make friends with others better. The chinese proverb "one mountain is higher than another" EXCEPT MT EVEREST HAHAHA!. Ok serious, see I typing capitals at every sentence. Well the feeling of just surrendering, humbling yourself, and willingness to learn from others is just great. You realise how much more you can improve if you humble yourself and stop thinking you're totally the BEST. It works, instead of trying to supress the pride, why not just confront the pride? Go out and do something that you wouldnt do, something that helps you lower your pride, and just make you humble in whatever you do. Afterall, Jesus came down to die for a bunch of sinners like ME and YOU!
Pride, a very evil thing indeed. Hope i've instilled some guilt and some insights into people! haha..