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Letting Go Of Pride: Personal Story

Letting go of pride

Before reading this post, I highly encourage you to let the Holy Spirit guide your mind and thoughts. He might reveal something to you that you need to know, so I encourage you to do so now before reading. Bless you!

Lately, I have been learning about humility.

Personally, It is a battle for me. But I ask the Holy Spirit to humble myself daily so that I can obey and not harden my heart. Without humility, I go about my own way, and I disobey. With humility, I know that I need God in my life ALL THE TIME. 

This post about letting go of pride

Pride is something I have lived with all my life. From my grandfather to my father, then it came to me. In a sense, I was taught to be proud. Proud of where my family came from (via status) and just proud in general. 

It became ingrained in me that pridefulness became a lifestyle for me. I never asked for help. I was prideful in how I dressed by comparing myself to others, which led me to see them lower than me. I was even prideful enough not to forgive or say the word forgave me when I did something wrong to someone. 

It was not until this year that God penetrated my heart so much that I had to humble myself before someone I love and, most of all, before HIM. It was one of the hardest things to let go of pride. I ended up crying when all this happened. I felt like God was releasing this power healing in my life, and with submission to His will, He healed me.

letting go of pride

Being Humble is Important To God

Though I am a work in progress, I can now say that I do not live a prideful life. As of now, my intentions are to live a humble life before God. As long as I put to death pridefulness daily, I know that He is working in me and delivering me from it. 

Life is definitely a journey, and without Him, I would not be the person I am today. 

BLESS HIS HOLY AND WONDERFUL NAME!!!

So I am learning to be humble in all things I do. 

He’s definitely helping me and pruning me into His Child. And ya’ll, it’s a beautiful thing. 

I can really say that I am NOTHING. Completely nothing without HIM. Why? Because my whole being needs Him. He gave me breath. He is my provision. He was a guide to writing this post! 

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3 NIV via biblegateway

So yes, HE DESERVES ALL THE GLORY. 

If I was prideful, I would have never written these things. But I can because it’s my business, but also God’s business. 

Pride is poison. It penetrates your heart that you can be become numb, not wanting to help people, pray for people, hurt people, and not even admitting a wrong you have done. It can even open doors to demonic spirits if you are not careful. 

This pride started with I was young, VERY young. But thank God that He is working in me that I don’t fully live in that part of my life anymore.

God Detest The Proud

If you find yourself proud, understand that God detests the pride of heart (Proverbs 16:5). Our commandment is to love God and love people as we love ourselves. There’s no pride to that. 

When you sin but do not repent, that is pride. If you may feel shame or even be afraid of what God will think of you, just know that you are thinking pridefully. You basically are telling yourself that you don’t need forgiveness.  

Remember the beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-10? There is no mention of pridefulness. 

Remember the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23? There is no mention of pride. 

I encourage you, sister, and brother in Christ, to ask the Holy Spirit to look into your heart and reveal the innermost secrets you keep that you may not have repented of so that you may be set free from it through repentance. Therefore, walking in Freedom with the Holy Spirit. 

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” James 4:10 NIV via biblegateway

Also, God is not a God who sees you and hates you because you sin. He LOVES you. He even sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins so that you can finally be set free. Jesus Christ came so that you can have abundant life! God wants your broken heart so that He can mend it and make it whole. 

There you go! I hope this post blessed you!

Until next time. 

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