You do not have to haughty to be prideful. Anytime you think that you can handle it all…yep, that’s pride too!
1 peter 5:6-7 tlb
“If you will humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, in his good time he will lift you up. Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.”
“Hey Mr. Squirrel! It never fails, you always pop your little furry chestnut self out from behind a tree, during my hardest days when I pass by.” I say the little squirrel before he hastens to run away from me. Is it because I am a big, intimidating human being or it is because he already knows my secret…I am prideful person.
Not in the I-will-not-apologize-if-I-am-wrong type but in the I-will-try-to-do-everything-in-my-own-power type. Yet, they are both two sides of the same coin of pride.
This week, I had a humbling experience. I had to surrender control and admit that I was overloaded, juggling too many things at one time. When I wrote down all the reasons why I should keep going and not eliminate time-consuming commitments, one word kept up, over and over again…I. “I want to finish what I start.” ,”I think I can finish the semester, with no schedule changes.” “I worry what they will say about for resigning?” “I need strong recommendations, will this hurt my chances?.
God is very much a helper, that is why He sent Jesus help us out of the eternal deal that we were locked into with Satan. We must stay under the mighty hand of God, subjecting ourselves to it, not subjecting His hands to us.
Just like we are conquerors and happen to life. We are also human beings who must let God happen to us.
Until Weekend Wellness,