Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Something to Think About...


I came across this on another BLOG and thought I would share it here. It spoke to my heart...maybe it will speak to yours too!

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.
God has so much for you, I admit.
But don't worry...If you stick with me, you'll never know.

4 comments:

Bonnie said...

Wow, Kelly! What a powerful essay! Thanks for posting it. It is right on the mark.

Bonnie

The Dischers said...

That was very insightful, Kelly. Satan is so much a deceiver and this is so much one of his traps. Thanks for posting. May we all take it to heart.

Beth

The Miller Family said...

Thanks for such a good reminder. When put in those words it seems downright foolish to continue in our pride.

God bless,
Katie

THE STRICKLEN FAMILY said...

Great essay! Yes, Satan has "come to STEAL, kill and destroy..." We need to remember that when we are tempted to keep pride in our hearts. Thanks for sharing it. I loved your quote by Beatrix Potter on the left hand side of your blog - that was great! I had not noticed it before :)

Molly