Recently, I have had a hard time struggling with pride. Pride comes naturally to all humans, and “beating” it is a struggle for all of us. I constantly see myself as bigger than I am. I will never be able to see myself as I deserve to be seen.
But pride doesn’t just hurt me. It also hurts others. In the process of putting myself up, I often put others down. As a result of something as seemingly small as thinking of myself as great, I have hurt others. Pride also hurts the single most important thing in life: my relationship with God. When thinking of myself as great, it shows that I am not seeing God as big as he is.
Jesus died for pride. Jesus defeated the very pride sin that I am struggling with right now. He knew that my pride would cause me grief, and he has always been stronger than my pride. I just have to run to him and have my pride sin forgiven.
God is good; he doesn’t see me as I am. Instead he sees the perfection of Jesus, the perfect sacrifice.