My Sunday School lesson was about getting rid of things that keep you from having a true relationship with God. The morning sermon was entitled “Foolish Pride.” Coincidence? I think not.
Sometimes things just sort of fit together so that you cannot miss the message. Pride stands in the way of many relationships, but especially in the one with God. He knows me better than I know myself. He knows that I am not really a strong public speaker; He knows that I doubt myself more times than not; and He also knows that I would not admit that to anyone. Do you have a friend that can just look at you thinking of doing something and they say “really?” God should be that friend!
But often enough we are smug! We want to fleece God – ask him to prove himself and what he wants. We need to remember that God is always in charge. We are but humble servants in His world. If we stay humble, God is there for us. He has a plan for us that will evolve in His time. Thinking that we can rush that time because we are rich or pretty or privileged keeps us from having a true relationship with God – a relationship that might reveal His plan to us.