My Name is Pride

My name is Pride. I am a cheater.

I cheat you of your God-given destiny. . .
because you demand your own way.

I cheat you of contentment. . .
because you "deserve better than this."

I cheat you of knowledge. . .
because you already know it all.

I cheat you of healing. . .
because you're too full of me to forgive.

I cheat you of holiness. . .
because you refuse to admit when you're wrong.

I cheat you of vision. . .
because you'd rather look in the mirror than out a window.

I cheat you of genuine friendship. . .
because nobody's going to know the real you.

I cheat you of love. . .
because real romance demands sacrifice.

I cheat you of greatness in heaven. . .
because you refuse to wash another's feet in earth.

I cheat you of God's glory. . .
because I convince you to seek your own.

My name is Pride. I am a cheater.

You like me because you think I'm always looking out for you. Untrue.

I'm looking to make a fool of you.

God has so much for you, I admit, but don't worry. . .

If you stick with me you'll never know.



Taken from "Praying God's Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds" by Beth Moore
Thank you, John Paul, for passing this on!

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