Arrogance Will Eat You Whole: Self-Development Lessons – Joshua 6:10

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Song: Worthy Is The Lamb by Hillsong Worship

Lester is a guy of many skills. He cooks like a chef, speaks like a politician, and works like an ant. He also has many ideas. Some great. Others, not so much. 

Lester is also someone who likes to tell the whole world everything. His Instagram stories are usually about his new diet or new project. 

Lester likes to boast about a lot of things. 

Although Lester is capable of starting great things, he usually doesn’t complete them. 

Why? Because he’s too busy caring about what other people think about him. 

I don’t know about you, but I know people who are like this. It could be your aunt or your brother. 

It could even be you. 

Whoever it is, pride is like one of those underground malls. Once you’re in it, it’s hard to know you’re so deep underground. 

So, what’s the point of telling you about this completely fictional yet relatable person, Lester? 

This is the ugly and controversial truth: 

We all are a little bit Lester sometimes. 

(No pun intended.)

(And no offense to anyone called Lester, the name is strictly for illustration purposes.)

10 But Joshua had commanded the army,’ Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!’”

– Joshua 6:10 NIV

Telling people about your progress is bad. The secret to success is to keep moving forward and working for it. [5 april secret to success]

I repeat, don’t tell people about your progress. 

Don’t let your enemies know, and don’t be arrogant and over-confident. 

It seems a little harsh, but it’s necessary. And here’s why:

Everyone’s a little Lester. 

Everyone is proud. So when you tell somebody about your road to success, they’ll feel inadequate. 

The reason behind this is people will measure their success based on the people around them. 

Here’s a twist: 

People around you aren’t inherently bad. 

But people are people. Everyone is self-interested. 

That said, there will always be good people. Good people are everywhere. 

And if you’re blessed enough, you might be surrounded by a few who wouldn’t mind you succeeding. Heck, they might even be happy for you! What a crazy thought!

These are the people whom you can talk about your progress to. 

If you can’t find these people, pray about it. Then after you pray, start being a better person. 

Prophetic Word

Some of you might be like Lester, stop. 

A great way to break a bad pattern is to ask yourself, “why do I do this?” 

Then, keep talking to yourself and God about it. 

Often, I could be a lack of self-worth or love somewhere.

Call to Action 

Arrogance stems from a place of inadequacy. You may feel boastful because you don’t believe you are enough and so you need someone else’s approval. 

The truth is that you’re not enough. Neither am I. Neither is anyone. 

The only way we can be wholly enough is to draw from an unlimited source in a limited world. 

Yes, this unlimited source I’m referring to is the living waters. 

14 So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, ‘On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.’”

– Genesis 22:14 NIV

God bless you and humble yourselves.

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