"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Sunday, August 29, 2010


I never looked at pride as getting in my way of recovery. Yesterday, after reading an article that stated that our pride, "false pride" can often get in the way of our recovery made me think.

Hmmmm.......yes, pride has gotten in my way of recovery. Before I began my journey, close to two years now, I was hesitant to go back into t. I figured I had done my time in t. before. I do not need anymore help. If anything, I figured I could fix whatever I was dealing with myself. So I wasted more time. Making more excuses why I should not seek professional help and finding myself spiraling deeper and deeper into depression. Finally coming to my senses and becoming real I surrendered.

I see it as the "blind pride." When we think we can go it alone on our journey without any help. We turn a blind eye and a deaf ear.

Many of us may start out saying "we can kick our addictions or solve our hurts by ourselves." Claiming, "I do not need any outside intervention, let a lone a Higher Power to help me along." That kind of pride only comes before a fall.

Some of us have to hit rock bottom before we realize we cannot do this on our own. This is where we begin to examine our true motives if we are serious in getting help. We can then begin to rebuild healthier lives. Rely on God. Seek good Godly counsel.

But we must constantly be on guard. As pride will try and rear its ugly head once again.

Pride is something we will always have to fight against. But, never alone. God is always with us. We just need to call upon Him.

Enjoy your Sonday!


  1. Amen, never fail to call upon Him.

  2. it is easy to fall prey to pride as we make progress...i have been there indeed...

  3. There is aa difference between blind / false pride and pride.

  4. Yeah, Paula, it is more the "false" pride the article was referring to. I left that part out. Thanks.

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog today and leaving a lovely comment.

    It is wonderful that we can always call on God for help, he is always there no matter what happens.

  6. my husband has a quote he loves that says
    true humility is seeing myself rightly in
    relation to Him.

    it's hard to be prideful in that posture . . .
    or humiliated either.

    this is a great post, thank you.

  7. Very insightful post. Hugs my friend and you have a great day too.

  8. This is so true. I often feel like I can go it alone, and the truth is that pride does get in the way. You are so wise!
    Sending hugs your way:)

  9. I can relate to the pride getting in the way of therapy part. Even though I saw a psychiatrist ever since I was eight I didn't see a therapist until I was 14 because I believed nothing would help. These days I'm way too desperate to deny myself therapy. I just grasp onto anything that could help.

    Wishing you well,

  10. Hi! Stopped by your blog from a comment you made on Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. I love the title and pic!

    I sure understand the struggle with pride too.

    -blessings, Kim