Are We Too Confident In Ourselves?

We should never pride ourselves on what God has granted to us.

Our abilities.

Our gifts.

Our knowledge.

As much as each one can be used for His glory, to further His kingdom, and to draw us closer to Him, they could easily become a problem.

Not because of God, but because of us.

We stand in His light.

When we forget to put the ultimate focus on Him, and more on ourselves, we are erring toward the side of caution and danger.

(NIV) Romans 1:21, “For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.”

What helps you stay close to God? 

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31 thoughts on “Are We Too Confident In Ourselves?

  1. G’day T.R, thanks for posting this great reminder, I needed it. Being thankful in general, witnessing nature like the night turn into day, reading and studying the word and being intentionally involved in my spiritual community helps me stay connected God. It’s so easy to be disconnected, we must do all we can to abide.

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  2. God has ways of keeping me humble, causing me not to take myself too seriously and to give him all the glory when I’m able to do something well.

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    1. I really liked your statement saying, “Every day is a learning day and I know God is seeking to teach me through my mistakes. ” because that is so true.

      Every day that we have on this Earth is another chance to get things right with God and everyday He gives us should be used to the best of our ability because tomorrow is not a promise, but a gift.

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    2. Self awareness is the one thing we all need more of because if not we are blind to ourselves. The past is the past for a reason. Learn from mistakes, and move forward. We aren’t attached to the past but the promise in in Him. From what you’ve written about I think you are getting there. Glad you enjoyed the post. 🙂

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  3. I loved this post, T.R. I liked when you said, “When we forget to put the ultimate focus on Him, and more on ourselves, we are erring toward the side of caution and danger.” because it’s a reminder that we should keep our focus on Him and less on ourselves.

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    1. We can easily become foolish for sure. But there are scriptures talking about how sometimes it takes the foolish to become wise. Hopefully, should anyone be in this case their eyes are opened to the truth. 🙂


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