Pride will steal your blessings, and I need to write this.
There are so many Christians who are Christians, and believe in Gods word, but when an offence comes in, or a disagreement, what happens, is that pride takes over.
That is one thing, people do not understand, and when they do that, they open the door to the enemy. I have seen it time and time again, and I take it to heart, to know, because this is one thing, that offends God. He does not bless pride.
Why does it steal your blessings? One reason, because it stops love. It stops the flow of love, and God is love.
Whenever any of us, stop love, we stop God, from working in our lives. We are stopping the blessings, and we are stopping forgiveness, and being disobedient. It automatically brings the enemy into the situation legally. We are told to give no place to the enemy to submit to God, and then the enemy will flee.
But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. James 4:6-7.
These are principles, laws, and parameters God has placed in each one of our lives, and no matter how right you are, (I have learned this) that it turns into a stumbling block, that steals your blessings.
No one, would ever purposely, stop God from blessing them, who would be foolish to do that? But unknowingly, when you have pride, with anybody, you are doing that. And when you do that, you are using a worldly sense of dealing with something, instead of doing something the way of Gods Kingdom.
Its like a child, who gets mad at someone, and instead of letting the love flow, to be understanding, compassionate, instead one gets a stone wall, of intellectual reasoning. By being bratty, unresponsive, and snubbing someone. It shows. Those kind of tactics were done when we were kids, and you either grow, or you keep doing it like a child. Who has not learned how to deal with this, and see the way to get out of pride.
Lets look at that more so, because this is the way of the world, in some cases. Being realistically intellectual in reasoning with one another. Here as an example, you may be able to relate to this, but say someone tells you, that you have offended them. Or that something you did, deserves to be looked at, to understand.
They are sad, they are wounded, or they may even just be adamant to say, hey that is wrong. So what do you do? You give a reason, you explain maybe even calmly, or with a sarcastic attitude, thats the way it is, and thats why you did what you did.
Instead, of seeing that person, actually has a llegitimate point. And instead of you recognizing it, acknowledging it, you may either ignore that person (pride) or just cut them off. You have forgotten manners, good courtesy, of just even recognizing the problem.
Stop for a moment, and look that this person, has actually made a point, and for whatever reason, if it is other factors, they need you to see this problem. Don’t brush them off, don’t snub them, don’t ignore their thought….Let love in, and don’t let pride steal your blessings.
Now, I know every situation is different, but there is something to be said, about the way, we communicate, and the way, we either work it out with or without pride.
Having pride, will not acknowledge its wrong doing. It will not admit a fault, it will not go that extra step to make a wrong right. And this my friend, is what I am trying to get you to see. I am trying to extend grace to you, to see that when you are wrong….
Go to someone, tell them perhaps, you were wrong, in your evaluation, or in the method of handling something. What you are trying to do, is to continue the flow of love. (Bringing God into it) For when you do that, you are letting go of your pride.
You are letting go, of your right to be right, and even if you are right, you are saying. I love you, this does not mean just because we disagree, that we should be at odds with one another. You are not hiding the discretion, you are exposing it to love.
You see, if we saw how God works, and the enemy works, we would be able to stop problems, curses, and even sin. Love never fails. Pride will stop love, it will stop your blessings. Let go of that anger, to be right, or to have the right to be right. It does you no good. It needs to be brought to the obedience of Christ. So His love can continue.
See this my friends, is something to know for pride will really steal your blessings. And the enemy in his twisted sense of bringing confusion, will bring part truth in any matter, to look like a lie. Or to bring pride. Don’t be a part of pride. Forgive, communicate, and be gracious, in your communications.
We all need to work on this, because it is on-going. I hope this brought some perspective, so you can get on the right path, and in doing so learning a tool of diplomacy, with compassion, understanding, to stop pride.
Just my thoughts, with love, so hoping that we all can grow. So praying, that when differences come, even in my own life, I am praying, that I will not have pride. You see, I grew up, trying to reason sometimes, and when I saw pride in a loved one, and I was rejected, I knew what it was.
That is the worst feeling, to have, because of someones pride, and when life goes on, and it is not resolved, it brings a curse. Love could have healed that, but pride got in the way. Don’t let it get in the way of your life. Stop it, God can change it. The following link is one of my popular posts on pride, just click it, and praying it also helps you.
Blessings and love, Elena Ramirez