Friday, 27 October 2017

Your Pride Will Break You - A Must Read

C.S. Lewis wrote, “Pride is a spiritual cancer; it eats up the very possibility of love, or contentment, or even common sense.” When you allow ego-driven pride to drive your actions, your spirit suffers.

There are so many ways that false pride also keeps us at a distance from others. In our relationships and at work if we disregard the opinions and input of others, making decisions solely on what we want, we allow our pride to take center stage. In a business environment, for example, the most engaging presidents and CEO’s include others in their decision making; they do not let their ego drive their deals and as a result, everyone benefits.
Your Pride Will Break You - A Must Read
Pride, in the form of conceit, gets in the way of meaningful growth in all aspects of our lives. Socially, we may carefully manipulate an image of ourselves instead of embracing and sharing our true nature. At church services we may be more concerned with wearing the best clothes and looking the part, instead of opening ourselves up to humble transformation.

Is your pride sitting up on a pedestal?

Examine your actions with a reflective heart. Maya Angelou once said, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Pull all forms of destructive pride out of your life and begin your own spiritual and personal transformation today.

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