Topic: The Enemy Called Pride
Whenever a man is too big for people, he is weighed down; his weight becomes too big to climb to the top.
SCRIPTURE: Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Attitude determines altitudes. Your manner of life affects the extent of your rise.
In our study yesterday, we saw that a person with great potentials can be limited in life because of certain factors. These limiting factors are the enemies of distinction in life and destiny. There are many people who are born with great potentials but plagued with limitations in life and destiny because of these enemies of destiny.
Now, it is very important to define these enemies of distinction because what is not defined cannot be dealt with; and what is not dealt with can rob one of one’s destiny on earth and ultimately one’s eternity with God. Therefore, in order to fulfil destiny, one must pay close attention to these enemies in dealing with them.
Now, one of these limiting enemies of distinction and destiny is Pride.
What is pride? Pride refers to the absence of humility. It is the bankruptcy or deficiency of humility. Pride is a shortage of humility. It is a major enemy of distinction in life.
Please note that attitude determines altitudes. Your manner of life affects the extent of your rise. In the same way, the attitude of arrogance forbids the altitude of eminence. Whenever a man is too big for people, he is weighed down; his weight becomes too big to climb to the top.
Remember this: Attitude determines altitudes. Your manner of life affects the extent of your rise.
Cultivate the right attitude for a quality destiny.
Avoid the life of pride and arrogance.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for the grace to develop the right attitude for great destiny. Deliver me from pride and arrogance, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
QUOTE: Pride is satan manifested and there is nothing God hates like satan manifested. God had cast him from heaven as a result of pride. That is why the first thing on the list of what God hates is the principal sin of satan – pride. Culled from “WHO ARE YOU?” by Dr Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Eagles can live up to seventy years.
DAILY READING: Esther 5-7