The Right Kind of Pride (#EverydayJesus)

Welcome to another week of our Everyday Jesus link-up. Be sure to link-up below this post, comment on your neighbor’s blog and share with your friends… Because Jesus is everywhere, every day! 

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Do you struggle with pride? I do.

It is zero fun.

But there is hope.

Especially when Jesus is in our everyday.

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So… what are your thoughts? Do you think the Double A plan of awareness and action will work for you? In what areas of your life do you struggle with pride the most? What is your strategy to deal with spiritual pride? Join the conversation and leave a comment below.

Don’t give up on the battle with pride, friends. Know that God will equip you.

After all, he is oh-so-proud of you!

Humbled by Him,

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“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before the fall.” ~Proverbs 16:18 NIV

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  1. Thanks for hosting. I look forward to visiting some new to me bloggers.
    Jenny recently posted…11.9.14 Daybook: Online JournalMy Profile

  2. No, I don’t struggle with pride. I’ve conquered it, all by myself. In fact, I don’t need any help in life at all because I’m just perfect.

    PLEASE tell me you read the sarcasm here?!

    Actually, for a good long time I didn’t think that pride was one of my big faith struggles. I figured that truly pride-full people were the egotists, the loud braggarts, and the oh-so-perfect preeners and prancers. Me? Struggling with low self-esteem, and worrying my head off. It took a long time for the Holy Spirit to show me that those two issues were really a sort of “reverse pride.” My insecurities and low self-esteem stemmed from constant self-analysis and comparing myself to others. In other words, a lot of self-FOCUS. I desperately needed to reset my perspective. I may feel like a wretch, but I am a wretch that is deeply loved. God calls me a masterpiece and delights in me. Yup, true humility accepts God’s salvation and grace – and then moves forward in the confidence of the Holy Spirit.

    Worrying? It took longer for me to realize that a great deal of this also came from pride. For what is worry really? It’s a reaction to being out of control of life. And desiring to control life stems from wanting to live life on our terms. Worry is the opposite of trust – for it is looking to tell God how to do things. Sure, I have some hereditary propensities to anxiety issues, but still. I also have some (a lot of) work to do in the area of truly trusting God, and yielding things (especially my children and my health) to His purposes.

    Working on it all. Keeping in His Word and praying – those are my ways of dealing with my pride issues.

    GOD BLESS!
    Sharon recently posted…THE WONDER OF GOD’S NAMEMy Profile

    • Every time you comment, I am more and more convinced that we really are sisters separated at birth. Your sarcasm is hilarious– and painfully true in my own life too. I also struggle with self-doubt and worry… And it is very interesting that all of it stems from pride. Continuing to pray for BOTH of our transformations!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting!
    Debbie @ Bible Fun For Kids recently posted…My Visit to the Creation MuseumMy Profile

  4. Sharita, pride is so insidious. Before you even realize it is there, its tentacles have wrapped itself around our hearts or minds. Great word here. May we be on guard & boast on nothing but our Lord. Blessings!
    Joanne Viola recently posted…StillMy Profile

    • You said it, Joanne. Pride is sneaky– but God teaches us how to respond. So grateful that He is willing and able to equip us! Thanks a ton for linking up. Blessings.

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