Tuesday, October 31, 2006

My Name Is Pride

On the weekend, I heard of an inspiring poem fromBeth Moore's book, "Praying God's Word" called "My Name is Pride." Here it is:

My name is Pride. I am a cheater.

I cheat you of your God-given destiny…
because you demand your own way.

I cheat you of contentment…
because you “deserve better than this.”

I cheat you of knowledge…because you already know it all.

I cheat you of healing…because you are too full of you to forgive.

I cheat you of holiness…because you refuse to admit when you are wrong.

I cheat you of vision…because you’d rather look in the mirror than out a window.

I cheat you of genuine friendship… because nobody’s going to know the real you.

I cheat you of love… because real romance demands sacrifice.

I cheat you of greatness in heaven… because you refuse to wash another’s feet on earth.

I cheat you of God’s glory… because I convinced you to seek your own.

My name is Pride. I am a cheater.

You like me because you think I’m always looking out for you.
Untrue. I’m looking to make a fool of you.
God has so much for you, I admit, but don’t worry…If you stick with me you’ll never know.

I've made a decision to not let Pride cheat me....Lord please help me!

17 comments:

Radagast said...

Yes, Pride is the most destructive of all the "deadly sins."

Corry said...

Yes, Lord please help me!!!

Have a blessed day, dear sister.

God's Grace.

jel said...

this is a great post,

Kitty Cheng said...

Radagast, yes that's so true!

Kitty Cheng said...

Amen! Thanks Corry! You have a blessed day too :)

Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks Jel!

audrey` said...

Hey Kitty dear
Continue to smile and be happy, ok?
Yeah!

Kitty Cheng said...

Hey Audrey, sure I'll continue to smile and be happy! Yeah :)

Sabrina said...

Cool.. I love the poem. It's really inspiring

Godwyn Lim said...

Kitty, thank you for your post!

I've realize I had been cheated for my years in life...

It's time to lose pride, let go let God!

Thank you:-)

Kitty Cheng said...

Yes Sabrina, this is an inspiring poem which teaches us to be aware of our pride and not let it cheat us.

Kitty Cheng said...

Godwyn, you are very welcome. Yes let's lose pride, let go and let God!

Rahab said...
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Cinder said...

thanks so much for this post Kitty!! you have challenged me to let go and lose the pride...it does indeed cheat a lot of life away.

blessings to you...

Kitty Cheng said...

You're welcome Cinder. Blessings to you too!

888 said...

Hello Kitty,
I have begun posting some moral tales and as it turns ou the first one is about pride.

Greetings,
Bruce

Kitty Cheng said...

Thanks for your comment Bruce. "888" is an interesting nickname. You know I love tales..will surely go and read your blog sometime Bruce.