Proverbs 16:18 (New International Version)
18 Pride goes before destruction,
a haughty spirit before a fall.
Isaiah 14:12-15 (New International Version)
12 How you have fallen from heaven,
O morning star, son of the dawn!
You have been cast down to the earth,
you who once laid low the nations!
13 You said in your heart,
"I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne
above the stars of God;
I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.
14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High."
15 But you are brought down to the grave,
to the depths of the pit.
We really can be very arrongant sometimes. We enjoy "tooting our own horn". We want to be the "center of attraction", "all that", "the man(or woman", the "hit"; we enjoy the limelight and when people place us on a pedestal. We like to be on stage, and if given the opportunity, everyone of us wants to be the "star".
Whenever we feel like we have done something extraordinary, we sure like making sure the people around us at work or school, and even at home really know about it. If we are not careful, the more we do this it ends up starting to go to our heads. We start thinking that we have really done something special.
We begin to forget that nothing we do is done in our our own strength and because of our own efforts. We forget that God has given us our abilities and talents. But at times, we forget about Him altogether and take all the credit for ourselves. Our pride begins to take the best of us.
If this is beginning to sound a little like you, be sure you take a look at this blog tomorrow as I look at the root of what is really going on.