The dangers of pride…

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When I have thought on pride recently and many people who choose to live life their way, I realized how dangerous it is and how delusional. It was very much my life before I desperately surrendered my life to Christ. I thought somehow I could fix, help, be of some good use, to not only one person but many, including my children. As if I knew the solutions, as if I knew anything at all. I had yet to receive one iota of His blood cleansing me from sin, living my own way, acting independently of God, and somehow thinking I could redeem something, when I myself, had neglected to call out to be redeemed.

The devil deluded himself into thinking he could be above his very creator. This is exactly why we are called children of the father of lies, prior to being born again. We are believing that too even if we hadn’t thought that exact thought, our lives show forth our pride and delusion. We think we will make a way, we will prove them wrong, we will love them right.

Even now in Christ, I have to continually renew my mind in His Word. I allowed the programming of this world to give me specific beliefs. While I was in prison I began to recognize these erroneous thoughts, taking them captive, and replacing them with truth. Although a prison sentence would appear condemning to the world, I had to know and believe by faith, my new position: “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:1-2‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Even though I was in prison for a crime resulting from my sin, I was to allow faith to believe Him at His Word. Not to mention the evidence of His peace which took the guilt and shame and allowed me to stand again, not for myself but because of the redeeming value God placed on my life. He still had purpose for me in spite of my ugliness.

May I remain humble. May I check my thoughts in with the Lord of the universe and align my thoughts with His. With His mind I have new life. I have a love that won’t let me go even when my thoughts become erroneous again. I’m ever grateful for His love and tender mercies which are new everyday!

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