“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”  Proverbs 11:2

Letting go is so difficult to do.  Whether it be my favorite sweater, prized possession, loved one or my ego, letting it go takes an act of obedience and will at times beyond what we are able.  For me, the toughest has been my ego — my pride.  Recognizing the thickness my cloak of pride possessed simply bewildered and amazed me.  I wondered over and over how it was I could get to a point in my life where it became so significant to the relationships around me that I was unable to notice the brazenness of my arrogance.  How masterfully cunning the evil one had become.  But how intentionally blind I had allowed my own heart to grow in becoming numb to the Spirit.

Control of my life, my decisions, my journey — control is the key.  My pride says that I must be in control of all things, but God has made it clear that I am nothing without Him.  He wants full control of my heart and my life.  A complete surrender of all things.  Truly a white flag moment!

So, the only one hanging onto my ego, the only one palming my pride – is me!  Let go!  Let go and let Him!  He will . . . (fill in the blank).  He always has, always will — He’s the same yesterday, today and tomorrow!

Lord Jesus, I’m so glad you are in control of my life.  Surrendering daily to you in obedience is an act of faith — both because of who you are and who I am in you!  Teach me to recognize the heavy burden of pride I tend to place on my shoulders, that falsely makes me feel better about myself — teach me to live in the humility of your grace and trust in the power of your resurrection.  My value, my worth comes from you — the Author, Finisher and Controller of my life!

“A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor.”  Proverbs 29:23

by:  Mark Cruver

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