by Pete Wilson
I think hands down that pride is the most insidious and destructive thing that keeps us from becoming the leaders God wants us to be and furthermore it’s becomes a thick barrier to our relationships with God.
It was C.S. Lewis who said,
As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.
There are three questions I try to regularly ask myself in my desire to push back against this pride. These questions often keep me up late at night, causing me to break out in a cold sweat, and exposing traces of pride I didn’t even know existed. I dare you. No, I double dog dare you to slow down for a minute and honestly ask yourself these three questions.
1) Am I willing to allow another person to do what I think I must do?
2) Am I willing to do what I am doing, even if no one else knows I am doing it?
3) Am I willing to let God use me for a season, and then be okay with Him later putting my work into the hands of another?
Which question leaves you the most exposed?
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