I have a bloggy friend whom I've never met, and maybe never will, who seems to read my mind sometimes. As we are all talking about being convicted of sin and what our private ones are, I see that she is struggling with one that trips me up sometimes. Pride. Doing something so that other people think you rock instead of for God's glory. Thanking the Creator while you are accomplishing something, but filling yourself up with the impressed opinions of others afterwards. Like writing a really heartfelt blogpost. Or making 300 cookie envelopes for the Women's Retreat, not necessarily to bless the ladies but to hopefully be recognized as one of the cool people. Even going so far as to turn down help until the end so I can be the only one to take credit. Yes, pride is an ugly self-centered thing. That is why God wants to strip us of it. So, to my friend Heaven, would it be wrong to say I'm proud of you for recognizing what the enemy is planting in your mind? Seriously though, being convicted of something and getting right with God is no small thing. And we are taught to strip off every weight that slows us down. Pride is a heavy thing. I've definitely had my battles with it. So, when you have won this battle, turn your comments back on so we can hear ourselves talk again. Oh yeah, and leave encouraging comments for you.
To read Heaven's post about getting things right, click here.