There are many things that stand in the way of us hearing what God has to say. Some of what God is saying is in general. I mean it is what all people need to hear, but some of what God is saying is personal.
The barriers to hearing god are many, and they changed based on our situation or problems or how awake we are or how frustrated and so on. One of the largest reason we cannot hear God is because of our pride.
Pride could simply believe we don’t need God. Pride could be because of a problem you are dealing with. Pride comes in all shapes and sizes, but the biggest thing that pride does in all of our lives is put up a barrier to humility. And without humility is is hard to hear or maybe to understand what God is saying.
Today I simply give you some varied thoughts on the problem of pride. Read these verses and ask God to remove the wrong kind of pride from your life replacing it with humility and faith!
1 John 2:16 NASB
For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.
Proverbs 29:23 NASB
A man’s pride will bring him low, But a humble spirit will obtain honor.
Proverbs 16:18 NASB
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
James 4:16 NASB
But as it is, you boast in your arrogance; all such boasting is evil.
Proverbs 22:4 NASB
The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord Are riches, honor and life.
1 Peter 5:6 NASB
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,
May our minds and heart expel what keeps us from getting closer to God. May our humility drive us to hear and passionately pursue our God.\