Get rid of pride fast, destroy its foundations.
There is a lot that can happen in one’s life that can rob them of the blessings of God. However, there are some behaviours that can really cause damage in life for prolonged periods of time if not attended to quickly. Pride is one of them. The consequences of pride usually devastate a person’s life far longer than they might realise.
Pride can destroy friendships, it can destroy your career, your business, your marriage, your family, it can block the grace of God from flowing in most areas of your life unless dealt with. Usually, God gives people warnings if they have pride in a particular area. But seldom do we notice the signals until something bad happens.
And let me just say, everyone has an element of pride in them, somewhere and somehow it is there unless we remain humble and submitted to God. There is an area in your life that if left unsubmitted to God, creates a foundation for pride in that area.
What makes pride so bad, is that it not only destroys things in your life but it also destroys, your relationship with God. Most of the time, pride is accompanied by many things, such as selfishness, pretense, lying, cheating, boastfulness, wrong decisions, arrogance, an unwillingness to get help, listen, or obey instructions.
Ever noticed when someone is about to make a wrong decision, and people around them or God hints that it is wrong and all heaven is trying to correct them before it goes bad. Usually, they might not listen to it immediately because of pride. They will not want to take the advice because “they know it all”.
However, when they have fallen in a pit, that is when they awake to the advice of they were getting all along, and normally it may be too late to fix the mistake or wrong decision taken. However, despite the bad outcome, God is gracious and sees your potential more than your mistakes. That is why you need to deal with pride once and for all.
God hates pride, and we know this because his word puts it so plainly by saying, "But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble." James 4:6 NIV
Imagine God opposing you, even if you think you are right, but because of pride he can oppose you until you are humbled?
This is why at some point in your life, one should pray God to remove the seed of pride in certain areas of life. Especially the kind that you do not see or are not aware of. Because the pride that creeps on you unaware is the one that is most dangerous. You need to deal with it, and get rid of pride by first submitting yourself to God in that area or through prayer and obeying his instructions on how to deal with it.
King David had this to say, "Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Psalm 51:10-19 KJV
Pride is so bad that it is what gave birth to Satan. That “devil called lucifer” as the bible calls him was born out of pride and it was because he said in his heart,
" I will ascend to heaven and rule the angels. I will take the highest throne. I will preside on the Mount of Assembly far away in the north. I will climb to the highest heavens and be like the Highest.” This is serious because even before this we are told exactly what happened to lucifer, because of thinking he was bigger than God. Thinking out of pride, "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground—mighty though you were against the nations of the world." Isaiah 14:12-14 TLB
The devil, lucifer had fallen, and this fall had more to do with pride than anything. This is why pride should be destroyed completely. The last thing you want is for God to oppose you. Because if he does he opposes everything you do. Thing will not move for you.
Destroy pride from your life, and avoid the big fall that lies ahead. Submit yourselves to the mighty hand of God, and he will promote you.
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time." 1 Peter 5:6 NIV
"Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall." Proverbs 16:18 NIV
You will be glad you got rid of pride because your future depends on your humility. God gives grace to the humble. He prospers, promotes, and favours them.
God bless you!