Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Pride is evil and destructive. Nothing good comes from pride. Pride is also deceptive because we think we’re saving ourselves from embarrassment or showing weakness, but in reality, it’s destroying our lives.

Pride will hold a happy marriage hostage. It will cause one person not to apologize because they think the other person should apologize first. If we know there’s tension in our marriage, apologize and move on. Pride ruins relationships. It causes a person to hold a grudge against their former friend because of something they did years ago. Forgive them and let it go and enjoy the friendship that once was.

Pride cancels careers. When people feel like they’re being mistreated at their jobs, instead of handling it appropriately, they want to tell their supervisor how they feel in an unruly manner. In return, they are demoted or terminated from their jobs.

A lot of us have pride in one area or another. Let’s allow God to show us in what area pride is destroying our lives and be big enough to overcome it.