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Pride and Humility

Pride Vs Humility

BROKENNESS

“The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a contrite heart:.…” (Psalm 34:19)

• When God has given me a broken heart.......

I’m overwhelmed with a sense of my own spiritual need.

• When I live a broken Catholic life.......

there is a spirit of compassion about my life because I can forgive much because I know how much I have been forgiven. I always esteem others better than myself.

• When I serve God with a broken heart.....

I have a dependent spirit and I recognize my need for others.

• When I serve God with a broken life.....

I’ve learned the secret of denying myself.

• When my heart is broken before God.....

I have a motivation to serve others. I’m motivated to be faithful before God, and to make others a success.

• When my heart is broken before God.....

I have a deep desire to promote other believers. I have a sense of my own unworthiness. And I’m so thrilled that God would use me in any kind of a ministry or any kind of a fellowship. I’m always eager for others to get the credit. 

• When my heart is broken.....

I rejoice when others are lifted up and I never defend myself.

• When my heart is broken before God....

I have a heart attitude that says, “I do not deserve to be part of this Church community. I know that I’ve got nothing to offer God, except the life of Christ that is flowing through my broken life.”

• When I’m broken before God.....

I’m so humiliated by how much more I have to learn. I’m not concerned about the self-life. I’m willing to take risks to become vulnerable, and to be close to others, and to open my life to love other people.

• When I serve God with a broken heart.....

I always take personal responsibility and I can see where I have done wrong in any kind of a situation.

• When I’m broken before God.....

I always receive criticism with a humble and with an open spirit. I'm concerned about being real. And what they care about and what matters to those who are broken, is not what others think, but it’s what God knows about them. And I’m willing to die to my own reputation.

• When I live a broken Catholic life.....

I’m willing to be open and transparent with others, as God will direct me.

• When I’m broken before God.....

I don’t care who knows or who finds out about me. I am willing to be exposed because I have nothing to lose in my relationship with God.

• When I serve God with a broken heart....

I’m always quick to admit my failures, and I want to seek forgiveness whenever it is necessary.

• When I live a broken Christian life.....

and I’m under the conviction of God’s Spirit, I’m able to acknowledge the specifics about my sin especially in the confessional. I’m grieved over the cause of my sin, and I’m grieved over the root of my sin.

• When I’m broken before God.....

I truly and genuinely repent over my sin, and the evidence in the fact is that I want to confess that sin and forsake it.

• When I live a broken Catholic life.....

I want to take the initiative to be reconciled when there has been a misunderstanding, or a conflict in any kind of a relationship. I want to race to the cross, I want to see if I can get there first no matter how wrong the other person may have been.

• When I’m broken before God.....

I compare myself with the holiness of God. I sense the desperate need of the mercy and the grace of God. I always want to walk in the light.

• When I serve God with a broken spirit.....

I realize that I have a need of a consistent cleansing of heart and repentance.

• When I’m broken before God.....

I continually sense my need for a fresh encounter with God the Holy Spirit.


PRIDE

“God resisteth the proud…” (James 4:6)

• When there is pride in my life as a Catholic....

I always focus on the failures of other Catholics and others who call themselves Christian.

 

• When there is pride in my life.....

I’ve got a very self-righteous spirit, I’ve got a critical spirit, I have a fault finding spirit, and I look at everyone else’s faults through the microscope, but I always look at my own faults through the telescope and I always look down upon the lives of other people.

 

• When there is pride in my life.....

I have an independent and a self-sufficient spirit. I’m protective of my time. I try to protect my reputation and my rights, and I focus on the deficiencies of others.

 

• When there is pride in my life....

I want to be served by others. I’ve got a desire to be successful. I want to advance the self-life.

 

• When there is the sin of pride in my life....

I’ve got this drive, I want to be appreciated, I want to be recognized. I’m offended and I’m wounded when others are promoted, and I have been overlooked, because of what I have done.

 

• When there is pride in my life.....

I’ve got this inner attitude, and this is what I say: “This church is very privileged to have me and my gifts.” And all I think about is what I can do for God.

 

• When there is pride in my life.....

I’m confident, about how much I’ve learned of the Scriptures and the Church, and how far I have gone in my relationship with God.

 

• When there is pride in my life.....

I always keep people at a distance.

 

• When there is pride in my life....

I want to blame other people.

• When there is pride in my life....

I’m unapproachable.


• When there is pride in my life....

I’m defensive when I’m criticized by others.

 

• When there is the sin of pride in my life.....

I’m so concerned to be respectable, I’m concerned about what other people think of me, and I try to protect my image and my reputation.

 

• When there is pride in my life....

I find it very difficult to share my spiritual needs.


• When there is the sin of pride.....

I wanna be sure that no one else finds out that I have sinned. And I try to cover up sin. And I have this instinct to try not to reveal it.


• When there is pride in my life.....

I always want to make sure that no one else finds out when I have sinned, and I try to cover it up. And I find it very, very difficult to say, “You know, I'm wrong, will you please forgive me?”


• When there is pride in my life.....

I’m concerned about the consequences of my sin, I’m remorseful over my sin, simply because I’ve been caught, that I have sinned before God and sinned before man.


• When there is pride in my life.....

I always wait for others to come and ask for forgiveness, when there is a misunderstanding or a conflict, in my relationship with God.


• When there is pride in my life.....

I try to compare myself with other Christians, and other believers and other fellowships. And I always think that I’m better than them.


• When there is pride in my life.....

I’m blind. I become blind to my own heart condition.


• When there is pride in my life....

I don’t think that there is anything in my life that I need to repent of. I don’t think that I need to be revived in the heart. Oh but I’m so sure that everyone else needs to get there relationship right with God.

What a challenging list to keep close by so that you can review it and see where you stand with god when it comes to being broken or prideful!

Pride Vs Humility


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