I think the biggest hindrance to God working in my life is myself. My own pride is the thing that prevents me from hearing constructive criticism or changing the way I do things to make them better. What if I didn’t fear the opinions of those around me? I would have so much more freedom to be who I really was and do the things I really felt called to do.
Scripture says that God hates pride (Proverbs 16:5). It also says that God is opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). This is good news! It means that God is on our side to help us get over ourselves! He hates our pride even more than we do and sent His Son to die on the cross to save us from ourselves.
Here are a couple ideas for getting over yourself:
- Pray Boldly! You know that God is on your side!
- Plan Ahead. Make decision ahead of time when you know that you will be in high pressure environments where you won’t want to do the right thing.
- Say No. When you find yourself leaning into something that is not what God has called you to, say no.
- Live Boldly. Watch diligently for the fear of others opinions in your soul and act against it when it comes.
Remember, Christ DIED for your sins, so that you could live in freedom FOR Him. You are not alone!