“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Proverbs 16:18)
Ouch. With a scripture like that it behoves us to remain humble. Humility is not a “I’m just a worm” view it is a perspective that agrees with God and a focus that doesn’t exult ourselves at the expense of others.
It is a position that acknowledges that all we have and all we are comes from God. He is the author and perfecter of our faith, all good things come from Him. To think that we are somehow responsible for the gifts we have or the influence we have is not only proud it is also naive.
Quick Prayer. “Forgive me my self reliance, I put my trust in you Lord.” Amen