My Name is Pride

pride apple

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 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.

(Beth Moore)

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