My Name Is Pride

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 on earth.

I cheat you of God’s glory…because I convince
you 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.

-Beth Moore

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