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“Let him that thinks he stands take heed lest he fall.” – I Corinthians 10:12 NKJV
In life, we have to be careful not to fall into the trap of pride that is destructive, ruins lives and destroys dreams. Pride is a belief that says, “I’m better than others. I don’t need any help; I can do it by myself.” Insecurity is the root of many unhealthy behaviors. It provokes us to want the lavish praise and attention of others too much. Much of pride is motivated out of one’s unmet need for self-worth. A person with little to no self-confidence will tend to look down on others and their faults. Pride clouds your judgment and it doesn’t allow you to see things the way they really are. We begin to make decisions based on our insecurities instead of the truth. One way to insure we don’t become prideful and experience its’ destructive force is to be thankful, learn to appreciate what we have and be honest with ourselves. We should recognize our shortcomings and work on becoming more secure about ourselves. Don’t entertain thoughts that will compare us to others.
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Published on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 @ 2:52 PM CDT