High flying? When we have a goal in sight, one we had worked so hard for and it was suddenly staring us in the face, it feels great to finally achieve what we’d worked so hard for. We often tend to think that now we could let up a bit. You might even say we might feel a little puffed, as a feeling of self-satisfaction happen. Our work has paid off and perseverance had paid off. It’s easy to feel stroked until we remember that the mundane things in life still call out to us no matter what we do extraordinarily. It’s easy for our soaring spirit to land with a thud.
Think about it. Sometimes, when our pride is flying a little higher than it should, a little dose of reality may bring us crashing down.
God’s Word tells us: …the men of Tekoa, but their nobles would not put their shoulders to the work under their supervisors” (Nehemiah 3:5).
Pride often results in overconfidence. In the end we may end up looking foolish, even hurt. Pride is a collision course. Feeling a little overconfident today? Reality may be waiting just around the corner and thuds can really hurt.
“I pray today in Jesus name that when we accomplish much we be on alert that much done can often lead to much pride. Help us Lord to put pride away in favor of gratefulness and a sense of serving others.” Amen!
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34) www.thispassingday.com