My Name is Pride. I am a Cheater.

My name is Pride.  I am a cheater.

I cheat you of your God-given destiny... because you demand your own way.
I cheat you of contentment... because you "deserve better than this."

I cheat you of knowledge... because you already know it all.
I cheat you of healing... because you're too full of me to forgive.
I cheat you of holiness... because you refuse to admit when you're wrong.
I cheat you of vision... because you'd rather look in the mirror than out a window.
I cheat you of genuine friendship... because nobody's going to know the real you.
I cheat you of love... because real romance demands sacrifice.
I cheat you of greatness in heaven... because you refuse to wash another's feet on earth.
I cheat you of God's glory... because I convince you to seek your own.
My name is Pride.  I am a cheater.
You like me because you think I'm always looking out for you.  Untrue. I'm looking to make a fool of you.
God has so much for you, I admit, but don't worry... If you stick with me you'll never know.

(by Beth Moore)