Stupid Pride

 “Pride leads to conflict; those who take advice are wise.”
Proverbs 13:10

When we are fueled by our pride and ego, a lot of stupid stuff happens. Hurt feelings, misunderstandings, feuds, and distrust.

The devil uses pride to create division in families and come between friends. It results in bitterness and resentment. But God created a world that’s just as much about “we” as it is about “me.”

Pride says I don’t need help or advice. But this scripture says those who take advice—or feedback from others—are wise. Even if I don’t agree, I need to listen anyway. Then process it and see what I can gain from it.

Lord, help me to be humble enough to take advice and mull it over before I kick it out. Look for what is true in the feedback and make improvements in those areas.