When you get over your pride, you begin to heal and grow.
Countless people struggle with this though. It’s a common and widespread source of personal brokenness.
It is of two kinds: good and bad.
It’s good, for instance, when you feel proud of your kid’s medals or accomplishing something to save people’s lives.
Get over your pride – I refer, of course, to the bad kind.
Such is a deadly psychological virus. It attacks your mental health and overall well being.
Two things we can observe about it.
One, it is self destructive. And two, it is not easy to detect.
Vanity is a type of bad pride. You manage impressions. It’s what you would have other people think of you.
Another type is arrogance, the “I’m better than you” mindset, which is “always looking down on things and people.”
“I can handle it” is also another type. It avoids seeking needed support and accountability from others.
Dr. Carl Jung, founder of Analytical Psychology, explains:
“Through pride, we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down, below the surface of the average conscience, is a still, small voice saying to us that something is out of tune.”
From the biblical and spiritual standpoint, pride is the out-of-tune “elevating of self, denying of God” in one’s own life.
God hates the sin of pride. And He punishes and disciplines the proud.
In James 4:6, it says “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
“The Lord Almighty has a day in store for all of the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled)” Isaiah writes (2:12).
Get over your pride. It’s bad for your health and relationships.
Proud people breed psychopathology, broken relationships, and sorrows upon themselves.
Humble your self. And God will lift you up.