Setting Aside Pride for God

Personal Struggle with Strength

While at school I attend Life Church in Stillwater and the series we are on now is called, ‘When the Devil Knocks.” This past Sunday, Pastor Craig focused on a characteristic that Satan uses through us to destroy.

Pride.

He spoke of the obvious prideful natures, but the one that I resonated with myself was the pride where you feel strong enough to fight your own battles.

There are so many times in my life, past and present, where I feel I have something to prove. To myself. To my family. To my peers. To those above me. To God.

But when it comes to battling, God has won the war. So what is there to prove?

James 4:10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.

Humility isn’t weakness. It’s a declaration of your need for God.

– Pastor Craig Groeschel

Especially in college, I’ve felt this pressure to express my independence and build myself up to be strong enough to take on the world. But when I’m not strong enough, I fall.

The message today reminded me that it doesn’t matter how strong I am, it only matters that my God is stronger than any other.


Message: When the Devil Knocks
Song: Won the War
Notable verses: 1Peter 5:8, James 4:6-8
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