Learning to move beyond arrogance to humility

Learning to move beyond arrogance to humility

 “Pride leads to destruction, and arrogance to downfall.” Proverbs 16:18 (GNT)

How to know if you have any PRIDE

  1. You take everything PERSONALLY.
  2. You think your feelings are always RIGHT.
  3. You believe your DESIRES are the most important.
  4. You always think the other person needs to APOLOGIZE or CHANGE.
  5. You have a tendency to be NEGATIVE and CRITICAL instead of POSITIVE and GRATEFUL.
  6. You keep thinking of OTHERS who need to hear this message.

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” 1 Timothy 6:17

 Paul gives 3 Reasons WHY you need GET BEYOND YOURSELF when it comes to money: 

  1. Because money is so UNCERTAIN.

“Tell those rich in this world’s wealth to quit being so full of themselves and so obsessed with money, which is here today and gone tomorrow…” 1 Timothy 6:17 (MSG) 

  1. Because ALL money is from GOD.

“Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.” 1 Timothy 6:17

7-8 “For who do you know that really knows you, knows your heart? And even if they did, is there anything they would discover in you that you could take credit for? Isn’t everything you have and everything you are sheer gifts from God? So what’s the point of all this comparing and competing? You already have all you need. You already have more access to God than you can handle. Without bringing either Apollos or me into it, you’re sitting on top of the world—at least God’s world—and we’re right there, sitting alongside you!” 1 Corinthians 4:7-8 (MSG) 

“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.” 1 Timothy 6:18

 

Practical Steps:

  • Look for an opportunity EVERYDAY to put someone ahead of yourself.
  • Give sacrificially and anonymously.
  • Repent of your pride and selfishness.

THIS WEEKS FAITH CHALLEGE

  • I will humble myself this week and commit to ask the Lord to help me get rid of any pride I have.

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