Many of us spend far too much time pointing out perceived pride and arrogance that we see in others. But what about us? Do we ever stop to humbly evaluate if there is an ungodly arrogance or pride beginning to creep into our own hearts? Take a few minutes to honestly ask yourself the following 10 questions...
Do I regularly think of myself as more spiritually mature than others in my life?
Do I struggle to humbly learn from others, especially those who are less educated or experienced than me?
Am I quick to find fault with others and to verbalize those thoughts to others?
Do I frequently correct or criticize others?
Do I have a hard time admitting to God or others when I am wrong?
Do I tend to be controlling—of my spouse, my children, friends, those in my workplace?
Do I neglect genuine, heartfelt prayer, worship, and time in the Word?
Do I get easily hurt if my accomplishments/or acts of service are not recognized or rewarded?
Is it hard for me to let others know when I’m in need of help (practical or spiritual)?
Am I sitting here thinking how many of these questions apply to someone I know? Feeling pretty good that none of these things really apply to me?
Lord, help us to grow in humility before You and before others. Help us to become less that You might become more. For Your Fame and Your glory alone!
*Some of these questions were adapted from Nancy Leigh DeMoss' article, "41 Evidences of Pride."