Pride, Vanity & Selfishness

Updated: Dec 26, 2018

Pride, Vanity & Selfishness


Isaiah 2:11 "The haughty looks of man shall be brought low, and the lofty pride of men shall be humbled, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day."

Psalms 59:12 "For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies that they utter"

Proverbs 6:16-19 "There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers."

Proverbs 8:13 "The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate. "


LUKE 18:14 " I tell you, this man went down to his house justified, rather than the other. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted.”


My Heart & The Vanity


On my sixteenth Birthday

My Mother came home with a surprise

And It was such a large gift

You won't believe what was inside


It was brand new old antique Vanity

That had been used very many times

but to me it was like something new

Oh How that Mirror Shined!


I set in my bedroom

Where everyone would notice it

As soon as they walked in

How beautiful it was to me

Oh How beautiful it was to them!


Early every morning

As I would brush my long hair

My reflection looked right back at me

For Hours I would begin to stare


"Oh How beautiful!

You are Mia,

Oh! How Perfect in all your ways

Taking out time to look fantastic!"

I would hear the mirror say.


For Hours I would stand or sit at it

fixing and correcting all my outside flaws

I would find myself Glancing too

once I believed I had fixed them all


All Around me eventually

mirrors became my new best friend

But none compared to my old antique vanity

That would become my greatest sin


I never noticed I was being prideful

until I invited over some friends of mine

All Together there were five of us

but only four of us stood before the vanity and shined


My very closest Friend

her name was Katrina

Stood there and watched us hiding behind a wall

I didn't know what her problem was

but the mirror made the call


"Oh How envious she must be of you."

I Heard my mirror say

"She is not as pretty and refuses her own reflection!"

"Look at how she stands so far away."

To my own pride

and Vanity

I believed what the mirror had to say

And unfortunately, to my own doing

I lost my Best friend

that day


For years the Vanity spoke to me

as I would stare at my reflection

Many friends I lost because of it

for they grew quickly tired of my own affection


Everything changed suddenly

In One day To be exact

It was The day I found Jesus Christ

And that is not a joke it is

A Fact


I came home from church

after hearing the word of God

and as usual I stood

​Gazing at my own reflection


But this time the mirror began

To laugh directly me

and I heard it say to me,

"Oh How beautiful you are!

Your Beauty set so high

You have set your heart above your God

above all your friends and so believed my Lies"


"Now look at your own reflection."

I heard a small voice speak quietly inside of me

"Look how you stand their all alone.

For all your friends did leave..."

But if you break this mirror

And look to the soul

Instead of your reflection

You will see!

That their I am

The Great I Am

And in you, their I will always be."


I decided to Listen

To that small still voice

that spoke inside of me that day

and I broke the mirror from

That vanity

And tried to change all my ways

instead of believeing

or listening to all the lies

That vanity had to say


I give and pray all the glory goes to Jesus and God today while writing this post, AMEN.


​So, Today lets talk about, what no one ever wants to accept in themselves. Vanity, selfishness, and worse of all pride... Deep in ourselves where the devil likes to lie to us, their is a battle going on, between God, Satan and our soul, and heart where God truly lives.


I see It almost every where, especially in these days and times, I see The enemy working in the most sleek ways inside the most righteous Christian to inside the most ungodly of them all, even in my own self, I see the workings of pride.


WHY IS THIS?


God is the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end, The Great I am, The first and the last. Jesus is his son and Himself in the flesh, and the holy spirit, who is him who lives within, our helper, are and is and always will be. And is to come and even was before..


Now the problem with Satan is, he does everything in his power to turn you against God, Not simply, Just believing in God, but trying to turn you away from him. One of the easiest ways to turn you away from God is to get you to fall, not by worshipping just Satan alone, rather than God, But even simpler worshipping or thinking to highly of yourself.


Because of this, you and I must have patience and endurance and pray that we all may humble ourselves before the Lord and our father, God... Even so, brought down to the very floor we walk on... Why? Because the truth is God and Jesus are the only beings who we are told to worship. You and I are simply nothing compared to th them, and we must endearingly live by that fact.


The Best news though, for all of us, is simply this truth, God loves us so much, he sent his only begotten son, (Jesus Christ), and he loved and continues to love us so much, that he was willing to die for us and our sinful ways. All while knowing sin and iniquity both abide in us.


So right now this very moment I ask you? Who are you and what do you really believe? Where in part does your soul really make it's bed? How will righteousness or reaching some kind of perfection, ever on your own doing ,give you the right to think you will enter in? You cannot abide in the love of God, because of your own will, no matter what that may be.


So our hope comes from, the fact that Jesus is the only way to salvation.


Prayer For Today


Father God,


I humbly come before your throne to pray, that I may be found in Jesus Christ's love. Help me not to believe any of Satan's lies. Help me not to be vain and or selfish. I believe in your abundant love for me, and I am so grateful and thankful that you loved me before I was even born into this world. Help all who walk in faith be a light that shines before all they encounter.


In Jesus Christ name, I pray, Amen.

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