Tagged: pride

Tag: pride

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Jesus brings lawyer new life and confidence

S is a lawyer who worshipped idols and believed in superstitions as she attended church. As a result, the initial joy she experienced after accepting Jesus as her Saviour was stolen away. Here is her testimony of being renewed through prayer and learning her authority in Jesus Christ. Praise God!...

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Lies that hinder a man’s emotional freedom

Many men live emotionally isolated lives because we have been taught from young to project a strong, invincible image. Boys quickly learn that it is not socially acceptable to cry or express “weaknesses” such as loneliness, helplessness, or sadness. As a result, millions of adult men struggle to process totally...

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The importance of emotional healing

Negative emotions, such as fear, shame, and grief, can be very powerful drivers of our decisions without us even being conscious of it. From a young age, we all learn to cope with our negative emotions in various ways. These can include anger, denial, perfectionism, pride, hyper-vigilance or escapism. Some...

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Jesus frees church worker from childhood pains

D carried a lot of sorrow in her since childhood. Here is her testimony of releasing her pain to Jesus and inviting Him to heal her. D is now freed from slavery to the emotional abuse she experienced as a girl. Praise God! I would tear up and cry uncontrollably...

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Jesus delivers retiree from pride

D had been a Christian for decades but it wasn’t until some financial difficulties that he learnt the importance of putting down his pride and submitting to God. Here is his testimony of recognising the root of his pride and being healed of neck-ache. Praise God! For nearly 50 years...

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Mistakes to avoid when serving in ministry

Jesus put aside His great power, privileges and dignity in order to come and serve us. During His time on earth, He faced various temptations and trials. Similarly, we can expect tests and conflict when we serve in Christian ministry. There are some common mistakes we can avoid when we...

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10 ways to reflect God’s humility

Jesus, in all His magnificent power and glory, is so perfectly assured and secure in who He is that He has no qualms in comparing Himself to a gentle baby lamb. This is the beauty of God’s humility. Human beings, on the other hand, are driven by a constant need to...

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In-laws

In marriage, we are not only united with our spouse, but also our in-laws. The Bible shows us that our relationship with God comes first, followed by our marriage and then our extended family – not the other way around. There may be times when we will have to honour God above...

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Jesus frees lecturer from anger

W is a lecturer who struggled with pride and anger for many years. Here is her testimony of being set free from the fear and pain from her childhood by forgiving those who hurt her. Praise God!  When my counsellor suggested I forgive my mother, I refused. When I was...

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How God uses suffering in our lives

Suffering is like the chemotherapy that destroys the cancer of sinfulness in our lives. We can emerge from the “treatment” free of a particular type of “cancer” such as pride, fear or rebellion, or we can fall back into the deathly sickness of sin when we don’t learn the lessons...

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Submitting to God

Submitting every area of our lives to God can be a real challenge for most believers. We don’t like to acknowledge that we are weak, blind and helpless without God. Yet the truth is we are unable to tolerate rejection, ascertain the future or guarantee our next breath.    Revelation...

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When comparisons become sinful

Comparison is a form of social learning. When we use it to ask ourselves, “How can I be more like Jesus?”, it helps us grow to become more Christlike. If we use it to judge and envy other people with statements such as; “I am better than that” or “Why...

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Pride

Jesus humbled Himself to die a painful death on the cross for our sakes. Because He took on this meekness, God exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above all names. God on the other hand, hates pride. There is nothing we can say, do or think that...

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Practical ways to turn from pride

Pride is so subtle that we don’t realise it when we are being proud. Growing up, we are told that we are to be proud of our achievements, proud of who we are, proud of our alma maters, proud of where we work etc. Pride shows up around us all...

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Jesus heals retired manager’s eczema

J is a retiree with two adult children from a previous marriage that ended in divorce. Now remarried, she had struggled in her relationship with her children. Here is her story of how a case of eczema led to her renewing her life in Jesus Christ and reconciling with her...

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Why mentors need attitude checks

Mentoring is never about us. It’s not our skills or our success in getting others to “perform” to our expectations. It’s about pointing others towards God Almighty for all the issues and in all the areas of their lives and allowing the Holy Spirit to work in their lives. As...

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Who shouldn’t mentor?

No one is perfect and neither are mentors. As role models, however, mentors should uphold certain qualities. Because of the impact we can have on other people’s lives, it is wise to uphold a few practical and godly conditions for mentoring.   1 Timothy 3: 2-4, 7 Now the overseer is...