The Pride of Life 🏆
Updated: Apr 27, 2022
The Pride of Life
How many of us came up in the 90’s?
How many of us were molded by tha culture of that era?
I know I was…
Whether you came up in tha 90’s or not, if you were molded by the culture of your day, then I would bet that the pride of life was a motivated factor…
As Christians, we are supposed to be BORN AGAIN, NEW creatures in Christ…
"For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” -1John 2:16
I can only speak for myself, but maybe someone reading this can relate:
I recently inquired of tha Lord on what was biggest hindrance separating my heart from him?
How many know that if you seek the Lord wholeheartedly, he will respond? 🤚🏽
He showed me, deep in my heart, I was still caught in tha snare of tha Pride of Life…
Which, to me, was the mere overcompensating of a deeper identity crisis, wound of abandonment, fatherlessness, misguided energy, insecurity, you catch my drift...
Appalled & Disappointed, I had to acknowledge that this was deeper than wha mere behavior modification could resolve…
This was a matter of tha heart 💔
A compromised mindset 🧠
A spirit 👤 of this world 🌎
"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God”
Being conformed to this world will have us being exploited by people who don’t even love us, to turn around and stunt on the people who really need us! I'll say it another way:
Being conformed to this world will have us trying to fit into a broken system we were sent to make a difference in by standing out! No more for me… Tha standards of this world ain't even realistic… There's no lasting joy or real love in the world… It consists of unhappy, broken, arrogant, lost, hurting people, who need a savior, just like you, just like me!
Hip-hop definitely played an integral role in my generation, which served as a surrogate father to so many of us who grew up with tha absence of our own… 🎼
Social Media also has played a significant role in keeping people chasing fantasy instead of getting help in reality…
It’s all insanity if you ask me…
I come to bearing GREAT NEWS to tha hurt, the lost, tha bastards, tha abused, tha orphans, and fatherless, like me!
The creator God has made a way to graft you into his family tree!
His name is Jesus! 🩸
It'z time for us to DISOWN our surrogate father of tha world and run into the open arms of our HEAVENLY Father, in Jesus name!
He loved us so much, that he gave his only begotten son to be ripped apart for us… wow… (John 3:16) ✞
If you acknowledge:
You have been Deceived
You've potentially been living a lie
You have Father wounds
You’ve been shaped by the world who served as a surrogate
You want to be free from the snare of the Pride of Life, hindering you from being 💯 with Father God
Creator God truly desires to be your Heavenly Father and graft you into his family tree
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life