Pride can do a lot of things. It can make us into miserable people. Instead of helping we pursue, instead of lending a hand we pressure
We take, seize, conceive, imagine, get caught up in intrigues and devices. We boast about ourselves and about taking what we want.
I know God is angry – why will He not punish me? I know that others see wrong and injustice go unpunished and they say as a result that there is no God. Maybe He is inviting me into a place where none of that exists, a place where I can have security just for who I am, a place where I am who He purposed me to be. If I am free from adversity and misfortune than I am free to go from strength to strength.
God’s eyes are wide open – He knows who I am – His invitation to come and follow is as real as it always has been – all I need to do is give up my pride before it’s too late, not because of Him, but because of me.