Sometimes when I walk into a gym, people chant my name. That’s a really awesome feeling that used to go straight to my head. It made me feel pretty important. And I kept feeling that way. Until, I got distracted and missed a big highlight. Or heard the snickers of those who couldn’t believe kids were cheering for me. Pride is still a battle for me. I try not to let those situations in gymnasiums affect me like they use, but I still see the nagging shadow of pride in my everyday life.
Today was a perfect example. I woke up without a voice. I need to rest it. I need to have it back to anchor Sports Report tomorrow night. But I feel silly not answering people when they ask me a question. I feel bad when my kids talk to me and all I can do is give them a thumbs up or a head nod. My pride makes me want to answer and be as involved in those conversations as I usually would be. I’m a communicator after all! That’s what I do! That’s who I am!
Sometimes pride is very evident. You know the cocky guy on the football team.
Sometimes pride appears to be harmless. These times can be the most dangerous.
Proverbs 16:18 couldn’t be more true for me today. “Pride comes before destruction.”
If I allow my pride to allow my voice to strain and speak, it destroys my vocal chords even more.
How has pride invaded your life? Is it in a big way that your friends can easily point out? Or is it something smaller that can save you from destruction? I encourage you to take a look. I don’t want you falling!!
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