TUESDAY THOUGHT 12/8/15: ARROGANT ME

December 8, 2015 on 11:25 am | By | In Faith & Forgiveness | Comments Off on TUESDAY THOUGHT 12/8/15: ARROGANT ME

I once had the Midas Touch: I succeeded at everything I attempted.  And that  success made me arrogant.  (Or maybe it was my prideful arrogance that made me successful.)

 

It was all fool’s gold, however.  I was not all that happy; nor were those around me.  So, when it all came tumbling down, I was alone.  (Or maybe I was alone all along, but was too arrogant to pay attention.)

 

My point:  Our gifts and talents are gifts from God.  Being proud and arrogant about them makes us fools.   – jri

 

The deception behind pride is that it makes

us believe we’re much more important than

we really are ….  We get into trouble anytime

we overlook the fact that that our lives are a

gift from God and we are undeserving of the

mercy, grace, and blessings He has given us.

That’s why pride is one of the greatest sins of

all.  It leads to every other sin.” 

                  ~ Stephen & Alex Kendrick

                    The Battle Plan for Prayer

 

These days, if I’m proud of anything, it is how blessed I am, how God in His mercy has guided me away (well, mostly) from my arrogant, prideful ways.  I no longer keep score or compare myself to others.  Instead, I just try to love them.  And if I boast of anything, it is of God’s glory.

 

John Ingrisano

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Gainesville, GA 30506

December 8, 2015

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