Pride is a funny thing. Women joke that men will drive around lost for an hour rather than stop and ask directions. We’re that way in the rest of our life as well. God, the source of all wisdom, is eager to give us the direction we need, yet we’ll take one dead end after another rather than ask Him for help.
Jesus was different from us. He constantly sought his Father’s leading. His character was flawless, free from the pride we display. Instead of trying to make it on His own, He depended heavily on the Father and the Holy Spirit.
Sadly, we men are also slow learners. It’s hard for us to overcome our pride and our need for independence. So, how do we get into the habit of asking God for help, not just in big things, but every single day?
First, we remember what Christ has already done for us. He saved us from our sins, something we could never do on our own.
Second, every man has enough failures in his past to remind him that going it alone simply hasn’t worked. We shouldn’t be embarrassed by our failures; we should be embarrassed because we were too arrogant to accept God’s help.
Good news: there’s hope for every one of us. We can live the life we’ve always dreamed of. Pride is a sin we can overcome, and we start by asking God for help. He’s always there, just waiting for us to ask.