Pride is spoken of in the Bible as a hindrance. There is an obvious conflict when one talks about pride. How can someone be both humble yet also confident without being prideful? There are times when I think of what I have power over and the reality is that I only have power over my self.
No matter how many times I look in the mirror, or have over the course of my life, I’ve never been happy at what I’ve seen. I have struggled to find my place on this earth. Something to be proud of so it makes looking into the mirror easier.
There has been pain in my pursuit of identity. What purpose do I serve upon this earth I have not a clue. If I am an example of a person without pride then of what the Bible speaks in regards to it’s view on pride, I should be acceptable in the Lord’s eyes. Yet how am I acceptable?
I have nothing of my own. I’m not going to be describing my life in detail. Just believe me when I say I am not in a place where I’ve always wanted to be. I bleed out of my hurt soul beyond measure. I have loved and for having the capacity to do so is a blessing. Yet I have been heartbroken more than experience the true fulfillment of love and lasting relationships.
A person may go so far as to say that I am frivolous at this revelation. I ensure you, I am not. I speak of love so often in what I write because I don’t want it to become alien to me. I hold onto warm moments and beautiful feelings as if they were a part of my body. For without them I would be lost. I am proud of being able to express myself and delve into the depths of me to see what my mind has let loose from my heart.
Yet when I look into the mirror I still see someone who I am un-wholly proud of so I delve into my psyche and reach for emotions with a pen. That which I do that brings me a modicum of pride from what I create means I am human. Pride cometh before the fall speaks the Bible. So I guess I’m damned.
So dear friends, let us be damned together. For the heart is filled with darkness. Let us take pride in our creations and tear the sky open and discover the world with eyes fashioned from dirt. Let us weep, dream and laugh the sinews of our hearts. For the purpose of life I believe is that very thing. We’re all flawed. Especially me. I am but dirt fashioned from the earth as the Bible says.