Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall. – Proverbs 16:18 (NLT)
Have you ever not wanted any correction from your parents? I can recall times that I simply wished my parents would just stop correcting my behavior all the time. I’m sure you’ve probably felt like this at some point. But what I was really experiencing in these moments when I didn’t want correction was pride. I didn’t want anyone to tell me what to do or how to live.
In life we can sometimes get that way with God. We can begin to forget who God is, and how much He loves us and begin to think that all he’s doing is correcting us. We can begin to believe the lie that independence from God is a good thing.
The truth is, we really do need God. We need His guidance each and every day of our lives. The problem is, it’s humbling to admit that. It takes humility to admit that you don’t have it all together, or know all the answers. It’s not always easy to submit to God’s leading in our lives.
It can be easier to want to choose to walk your own path. Make your own choices, and do things in your own strength. However, true happiness comes from giving up control and thinking you’ve got this, and instead looking to God.
So today, determine to humble yourself. If you’ve been guilty of ignoring God and His leading in your life, determine to change. Decide today to let Him lead, and submit your thoughts, desires and emotions to Him, and choose His path for your life.