There’s a term I use for unseen dangers in a man’s life, landmines. Landmines are those actions, behaviors and habits which have the ability to be destructive and harmful not only to themselves but others. I consider pride one of the deadliest of these landmines. Like all landmines, what makes them so dangerous is their ability to be so well hidden.
Not long ago, I felt victim to this landmine. I found myself resentful toward certain people because I was setting a standard I myself created. I was convicted of this when reading through some passages and made a deliberate decision to repent, seek God’s guidance and work on shielding myself from it reoccurring.
That’s the problem with pride. It’s one of those sins which never really goes away. It tends to keep coming back trying to get a hold. Acknowledging this keeps us in a place of humility. During all this I discovered a way to overcome pride.
Read and meditate on Daniel 5:20-21. What do these verses say to you?
What area in your life contains a hidden landmine of pride?
What will you do to disarm and remove this prideful landmine?