So I have some pretty good stories of eating my own slice of Humble Pie. I even mixed the ingredients to make that dang Pie. I’m amazed that His promises are still true this day, “His mercies are new every morning.” We all struggle with pride, it’s just a matter of finding what area in our life it wants to grip us.
Jonathan gives us a few pointers here:
Is everything all about you? (the center of attention)
Do you think too highly of yourself?
Do you think too lowly of yourself? (false humility)
Are you extremely concerned with how people perceive you? (perfectionism)
Are you teachable?
Do you need control of everything?
Do you take matters into your own hands?
One of my favorite booklets I like to read a few times a year is From Pride To Humility by Stuart Scott. It will slap you silly. I didn’t want to read this at all in my first few years of marriage, haha. Now, I see it as a friendly reminder, a swift kick in the pants and on to better relationships with my husband, family, friends and random strangers.
I would highly recommend getting a copy of that $5 booklet to keep around (for yourself!)
And remember, if you’re not too keen on the idea of maintaining an attitude of humility- James 4:6 says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” Who wants to be opposed by the Almighty God? I would much rather soak in His grace that He so freely gives. The choice is always ours.