Pride and Bending Low Memory Monday

My heart clenches and my my throat feels tight. I recognize the seed of the feeling. It is a battle that rages around me often. The battle of pride.

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.”  C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

I hate the ugly ways it turns me into a complainer or a doubter. I spew ugly words, think ugly thoughts, and the acid eats away at my peace and contentment.

How do I lay down this ugly pride? How do I stop comparing my strengths with others weaknesses?

God’s voice whispers against my soul. . . “Look at Me.”

There with my eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of my faith, I fall to my knees. I am but a heap of dust and my gifts are only undeserved presents from my loving Creator. The idea of comparing my mound of dust to someone else’s mound suddenly appears ludicrous. God’s majesty and holiness shines a light on the ugliness of my pride.

Then I have a choice. I can continue in my pride and cling to the gifts God has given me. I can let the acid of pride eat away at my peace and contentment or like Isaiah I can fall to my knees and cry out the truth, “Woe is me for I am a woman of unclean lips.” (see Isaiah 6) Isn’t it there bent low that God fills us with His peace and He sweeps away our pride?

So I pray I stay bent low as I live my life – bent low and filled by God.

How is God calling you to bend low this week? How can I pray for you?

This week we will continue to work on Psalm 40:1-2. We are reviewing before we move on to verse three next week.

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34 Responses to Pride and Bending Low Memory Monday

  1. Very true. Thank you for sharing this. Thanks for linking up at too!

  2. German says:

    I am full of pride, please pray for me. Something happened to me where I was angry ALL DAY LONG and for sure it is my pride eating me alive. Its a disease that only Jesus can cure.

  3. Brian says:

    I don’t notice my pride until I’m corrected, then it jumps on me like a lion. I feel like I’ve been insulted and a resentment to those who correct me follows. I’ve battled this prideful thinking before but am not able to win the fight. I only give it enough time to go dormant again. Any suggestions? Please pray for me to get rid of this pride.

  4. v says:

    Would someone please pray for me? My pride has driven me to such a miserable place…I don’t know what to do. God has given me many gifts and at this point I can’t function outside of them and I can’t flow in them.

  5. wendy says:

    I have pride and I wnt to get rid of it. Before I lose my loved one I have pride in everything pray for me ppl please

  6. Adam says:

    I continue to struggle with this nasty pride of mine. I usually have a handle on it but when I get busy with life and its takes my time away from Jesus and The Word I fall hard and take the ones that love me most down with me. I am most passionate when I am trying to justify why my way is the right way, but for all the wrong reasons. I will continue to pray that by His stripes I am healed and give it all to Jesus. Please help me along this journey.
    God Bless

    • Adam,

      I struggle daily with my pride. My one comfort is I wouldn’t struggle with it if I didn’t want to glorify God. And I wouldn’t want to glorify God if I wasn’t His child. So God sees me clothed in Jesus’ righteousness and is working on burning the pride out of my life through His Spirit.

  7. hitesh says:

    could you please pray for me so that i can get rid of this evil habit of pride.thanks in advance

  8. Naomi says:

    I need prayer please help me. I’m a church member sometimes I want to quit everything. My pride and attitude towards my husband is not good.

  9. Jasmine McCray says:

    Please pray for me. My pride has always been before my fall, and although only Jesus Christ can cure me, it wouldn’t hurt to be in someone’s prayer. I will pray for others too.

  10. Harry kannah says:

    yes it’s eating my life and happiness away..please help pray for me.I hate it when my pride gets in the way..Lord Jesus help me

  11. Alfred says:

    i have pride, it leads me to anger then sloth then envy. My life is falling down right now, i dont have direction, i dont know what to do with my life, haunted by my past mistakes. i didn’t notice what i was doing back then is wrong.
    Please pray for me , i need help, and i need a light for my darkness life.

    • Nakisha Hicks says:

      I will pray for you and others as well as myself. I am too, battling this horrible spiritual condition called pride. I have been brought low. Since I am desiring to go higher with the Father, it would be foolish for me to go alone. I realize now how much I need Him. Brokenness to Blessedness.

  12. Tonya says:

    Please pray for me. I have become full of pride. I hate what it and I am doing to my life. I want to be a person of humility that brings glory to God.

  13. Farrah says:

    Please pray for me, a sinner, Full of Pride!!!! It’s like a habit that is difficult to get rid of! It does eat my peace, my happiness, and contentment away!!! I am full of anger, full of pride, full of unforgiveness!!! But I know God is kind and so loving. And nothing is impossible for those who believe. Let’s all pray together to get rid of our pride that can destroy us and our relationships with our loved ones! Thank you all in advance! – farrah x

    • I will pray for you Farrah…It is not easy to struggling with pride…I pray for us all to turn to God and strengthen our relationships as we walk in humility rather than pride.

  14. Tegavik says:

    i really feel like a foolish proud person
    pray for me

  15. Jacob says:

    I take a lot of pride in my cars what I have and what I do for work when I get corrected it hurts and eats me away. What should I do to change this?

    • The best way to get rid of pride is to know God. When you know God’s amazing character it ought to make you think about how you are not God. How all you have, your talents, your giftings, your abilities were all given to you by God. Those things do not make you a better person nor do they earn you more brownie points with God. Instead they are gifts from a loving Heavenly Father. Knowing who you are in light of who God is increases gratitude and eradicates pride as we live in humble gratitude.

    • And Jacob this is a daily battle of my own. I pray I never forget who God is and who I am. I pray I live a life of gratitude for all God has done for me. I will pray the same for you.

  16. Amazing to see so many people being so honest! I really struggle with pride too, and have for years. It’s a daily battle, that I often loose when I forget Jesus is bigger, and I don’t have to fight alone. Thank goodness Jesus saved us knowing we would be like this, and still chose to save us anyway 🙂 I’ll pray for everyone on here, and please pray for me too! Thanks

  17. Joshua says:

    Umm…. may I know what is pride and when/how do I get it from. Thank you

  18. Klenam Normanyo says:

    Please pray for me, i need overloads of humility. I am so puffed up. God has blessed me with so much talents. But pride is ruining my life. I need grace to overcome. Thank you.

  19. Peter says:

    I keep telling myself we all need help but for some reason when i get help it makes me feel insecure that if i get help that means im incompetant but i know i need help but my pride wont let me let go.

  20. Lori says:

    Dear Lord I am a woman who’s heart poured out prideful slanderous words to the very one I love. Jesus please deliver me from this evil. The hate I harbor in my heart does not create Love and it’s Love I desire most of all, not my prideful know it all spirit. What is that? Why is it in me? It sometimes feels like I know. That’s the trap for me. I feel like I know, but do I? Jesus get it out and replace it with gracious love. Lead me not into temptation but deliver me.

    Thank you

  21. Stacy says:

    Found just the words I needed tonight as it was shared with me that pride is a stumbling block for me with the healing of my burning mouth. Thank you for sharing this and I’m asking for forgiveness and courage to change my heart as I get to know God’s perfect love for all of us! God please uproot the weeds and plant new seeds in me. Renew my thinking!

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