That’s my ugly issue.
Pride can come in different forms. But, at the end of the day, it’s all self-centeredness.
My stuff reveals itself when I stress over finding the perfect outfit to wear for an event. Or, when I stress over the idea that people expect me to perform at a certain level. Or, when I want to make sure I give the perfect gift. Or, when I want more stuff than I already have – which is, I’m certain, more than I need.
It’s all pride.
And, there is nothing holy about it.
I wish my issue was a bit more noble. Of course, I suppose any unholy stuff we got goin’ on isn’t exactly noble.
This is my stuff.
And, I’ve let God open up my heart and operate.
Because, more than anything else on this earth, I want to be more like Him.
I want to live beyond myself.
Beyond my pride.
Less of me. More of Him.
Is there anything more important than that?