Habakkuk 1:1-3:19Zephaniah 1:1-2:7Habakkuk 2:4, "Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God."
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Does Proverbs 16:18 ever jump off the page when you come across it? Maybe it’s because being prideful happens to the best of us. It’s so easy to think we know what’s best as we plan and direct each step, trusting in our own understanding and intellect.By nature, we cling to power with the desire to be in control. The world tells us if we don’t have a plan, if we don’t have our fingers on the dials, success will evade us. Clenching our fists with pride, we fall into believing we have all the answers, that we are in control — maybe even thinking we don’t really need to rely on God. We’ve got this! Quickly, though, we’ll come toppling down.It isn’t until we learn to release our lives and plans to God that we’re able to experience what living by faith truly looks like. It’s understanding we don’t have to be in control because we have a relationship with the One who is. God desires to direct and guide each step of our lives and lead us to what He has in store, which is far greater than anything we could ever achieve on our own. So, instead of falling into pride, fall into faith — faith in the Almighty God who reigns supreme!
Dear God, I’m so thankful that I don't have to have it all together because You do. I trust You to guide my every step, knowing You have a plan and purpose for my life. Help me not to fall into pride but to take a giant leap into faith! Amen.