Friday, November 9, 2012

Pride and the devil

There was a time in my life as a Christian where I felt like everything came to a severe hault.  I went through a desert season in my walk with Christ.  But Christ was with me every step of the way.  I was very involved in my church prior to this season in my life.  I attended bible study every week, Sunday services (sometimes 2 services), I was Sunday School Director, I taught the youth in Sunday School, and I taught adult discipleship classes.  I don't say this to brag, I say this so you can see the other extreme I was brought to.  I went from all of that to nothing.  I got pulled into some controversy at my church home and I was completely oblivious to how long it was brewing.  The enemy had a trap waiting for me.  Here is the thing, I was still very new to my Christian walk, a babe in Christ during this time and I was on fire for the Lord, but with fire and immaturity comes pride.  The bible says that "pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall".  This is a scripture I became familiar with early in my Christian life, but I did not know i would experience it for myself.

 I would love to warn new Chritians who know they have a strong anointing on them;  take your time, go slow, don't let people promote you too quickly, let only the Lord guide you and pray for a personal mentor to cover you.  I did not have that.  But God allowed me to go through what I went through in order to be able to help and warn others.  The devil sets traps when you are prideful

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