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Donít Have an Exaggerated Opinion of Yourself

For if any person thinks himself to be somebody [too important to condescend to shoulder anotherís load] when he is nobody [of superiority except in his own estimation], he deceives and deludes and cheats himself. óGalatians 6:3

The Bible repeatedly warns us against pride. And I cannot emphasize enough the danger of pride. See, when we give in to pride, we give the enemy a place of great influence over us.

When we think too highly of ourselves, it causes us to value others less, forget to trust God, and ignore the truth that weíre really nothing without God.

This type of attitude or thinking is detestable to the Lord. We must have a holy fear of pride and remember that weíre special and valuable because God loves us and has forgiven us, not because we can accomplish great things on our own.

Itís important to understand that whenever we excel in any area, it is only because God has given us the gift of grace to do it. The moment we think weíve accomplished great things in our own strength, weíre getting into pride.

Remember, we belong to God. Instead of having exaggerated opinions of ourselves, letís focus on Godís greatness and His love for us. Itís by His grace alone that we can succeed in doing whatever Heís calling us to do.

Prayer Starter: Lord, anything good in me and in my life comes from You. So I humble myself before You and repent of any pride I may be holding on to, knowing that when I succeed and excel, itís because of Your grace and goodness.


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