Ask God to show you your hidden pride. This should be the first step. Prayerfully ask God to reveal it to you. Psalms 139:23 – 24 (KJV)
- Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
- And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Then I need to examine my own thoughts and motives. When I find myself taking pleasure from seeing myself as being ahead of or above other people, it may be an indication that my pridefulness is once again rearing its ugly head.
Here are some signs to look out for:
I habitually try to draw attention to myself
I find myself seeking praise as being better than someone else
I’m often angry when people don’t give me the credit I think I deserve
I’m quick to point out other people’s flaws
1 Corinthians 4:7 (NIV)
For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?