Pride was blocking my relationship with God.
I thought I had it all together. What I didn’t realize is that deep down in the depths of my heart, I thought I was better than them. Who, you may ask? Anyone that I thought didn’t have a relationship with God through. Crazy thing is, I couldn’t stand when I thought someone saw me the same way. 🤦🏾♀️ Double standard, right?
I considered myself better than others, “holier than thou.” My view was skewed because I was not being like Christ, but you couldn’t have told me. Though I thought I was humble, I had no idea that pride had me deceived.
Philippians 2:3-4 states, “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”
One thing about pride is that you don’t even realize you have it until you’re either humbled or you humble yourself. For the past year, I have really been seeking the heart of God and desiring a pure heart. Instead of just saying with my words that I want to see people as He sees them, I’ve humbled myself in the secret place with Him.
I’ve honestly felt like a weight has been lifted off of me and that I can see more clear since truly spending time with God. He’s been showing me so much about myself because I’ve taken the time to ask. (Matthew 7:7)
Have you been feeling that urge to “clean house” inside of you? I want to encourage you to set aside time to spend with God. Without a time limit, worship. Pray. Get quiet and listen. Read scripture.
Ask Him: Lord, show me everything in my heart that isn’t like you, and help me to replace it with you. Reveal every hindrance in my life. Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. (Psalm 51:10)