I think I know the way. I am prideful that my way is the right way. Pride tells me that I know my way is also the best way to get me to where I want to be. Strange how we all have a natural yearning to have our own way about things in this world. I’m certainly guilty of that. However, it is especially disheartening when it carries over to God. A God that I know loves me and knows best for me and then along come my plans … my way of doing things to complicate his purpose being fulfilled in me.
If I could just stay out of it. He knows I like to take crooked roads to get places and that a straight path is what I need to be on to get to his place. It’s some how like I think I know best when that can’t possibly be yet I keep insisting on planning and leading any way.
Proverbs 16:9 – In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.
That is a very humbling verse right there. Being humble in life with others can’t be achieved until you can first humble your self before your Lord and submit to his ultimate control of your life. Only humility can soften my soul enough to make me useable to God to accomplish his purpose in me. Humility is without a doubt one of the toughest lessons to learn in life but a necessity to combating our pride, which when left unchallenged, would result in the delaying of fulfilling God’s purpose for our life.
How do we make sure there are no delays? We humble ourselves to the Lord … and
Proverbs 3: 5) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6) in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Father, please take away my prideful ways