Unruly Pride

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

Don’t you wish you could just drop it at your feet and trample it to mush ~ the pride I mean? That unruly, rascal that keeps resurfacing to the top in your life and leading you astray with it’s deception? What makes it “So There” all the time? Just when you think you’ve beat it, it’s back with a vengeance undermining your desire for humility before God. How do we tell it to get lost and leave us alone? The most amazing thing is that God understands it and it’s plight and best of all He’s willing to keep taking it, helping us with it and helping us reduce it to rubble. Only He can do it though, so don’t forget to ask Him daily to take that unhealthy, unruly pride that just seems to be there! Lay down that rod, that fear of failure, that insecurity, that crutch in your hand, all the subtle elements of pride as well as boastful pride and allow His confidence to rise up within you and move you forward in His divine direction with divine guidance.

Galatians 6: 3
“For if any person thinks himself to be somebody [too important to condescend to shoulder another’s load] when he is nobody [of superiority except in his own estimation], he deceives and deludes and cheats himself.”

Proverbs 3: 5
“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.”

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A Defining Moment

Little Thoughts For Big Days
Little Thoughts For Big Days

So you’re regretting your past and your failures? If you allow all of that stuff to define who you are, you’ll stand in the way of God using you for His purpose. At God’s command, Moses threw down his rod that defined him as a lowly shepherd, all too aware of his own insecurities, weaknesses and failures. He didn’t want to do what God had for him because he didn’t feel confident enough! When he threw down his rod (His crutch, his control) God took it over and all the insecurities, weaknesses and failures became potential that God used in the life of Moses to lead the complaining, critical Israelites through wilderness wanderings. What’s your crutch, your rod that you hold on to so tightly? Throw it down before God and leave it with Him. Make this a defining moment and rather than hiding behind weaknesses and insecurities see them as powerful potential for God to use!  

Exodus 4: 1-3
“Then Moses said, “What if they will not believe me or listen to what I say? For they may say, ‘The LORD has not appeared to you.'” 2The LORD said to him, “What is that in your hand?” And he said, “A staff.” 3Then He said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from it.…