Seems you can take anything good and decent, no matter how big, how grand, and even a pinch of pride can poison the whole kit and caboodle. ~ Floyd SamonsA pinch of pride is all it takes to ruin something good? Such a minute amount? UGH.
I'm right, you're wrong.
No, I'm right, you're wrong.
Such thoughts and attitudes can ensnare our hearts.
Such was the case a week ago with a friend. I KNOW what she said. She KNOWS what she said; however, we have two completely different versions of what she said. I am not a fighter. I usually concede quickly as to keep the peace. However, this day was different for some reason. And even though I could hear Dr. Phil in my head, "Do you want to be right or do you want to be happy?", my mental reply was, "I don't WANT to be right, I AM RIGHT!" Woah! The pinch of pride that I started with was quickly escalating into a mound.
The prideful attitude of "I'm right, your wrong" can set into motion circumstances that we may later regret. Yeah, OK.
STUBBORNNESS IS AS IDOLATRY! (1 Samuel 15:23) Ok, that did it. I conceded.
We both apologized and decided to move on, putting our "rightness" behind us. A few days later, I read Floyd's words on his blog. I was being set up: the whole kit and caboodle (our friendship) was about to be poisoned. By MY pride. UGH.
Thank You, Abba, for Your Word being that two-edged sword to my soul and thank You for Floyd's words confirming that I did the right thing.
Can anyone relate?
Because of Him and Unto Him,