From scriptures, we understand that every child of God is ordained a global and mountaintop citizen. That means you are ordained to bless and not to be a burden to your world. However, to fulfil that glorious, colourful and enviable destiny, you must beware of pride.
Among these is humility; which is living to please God. Please understand that humility is a spiritual catalyst for the fulfilment of destiny. The bible says, in 1 Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. In other words, it takes humility to go up and stay up. Nebuchadnezzar went up by humility; but came down because of pride. Also, remember Solomon loved many strange women and he ended up in a shrine (1 Kings 11:1-6). That establishes the fact that, destiny is at a risk without one humbling himself to God. We must understand that humility is the will of God for us. So i encourage you today to be very careful of pride. Pride is a giant killer that has turned many great men and woman of God to mere casualties. Pride is the first and foremost of the traditional seven deadly sins, perhaps because it is in many ways the root of other sins.
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Even the original sin of Adam and Eve was not mere disobedience, but at the heart of it was pride, quietly lurking in a corner. The fact that Adam and Eve wanted to be like God, reveals a form of hidden pride. Ironically, eating the forbidding fruit led to the opening of their eyes, increasing them in knowledge and wisdom. It turned their attention away from God and they became focused on their outward appearance. They immediately developed the ability, confidence and independence to decide and act on their own without any recourse to God their maker. This is the same fatal foolishness that has plagued the human race ever since. Pride has been correctly identified by many as the greatest woe which can quickly destroy anyone captured by it. I must tell you the truth; apart from impure thoughts and cravings of the body, another area in which you must exert your victory over the flesh is pride. So you must beware of pride; because every proud individual is headed for a fall and proud people end up being destroyed.