I cheat you of your God-given destiny… because you demand your own way.
I cheat you of contentment… because you “deserve better” than this.
I cheat you of knowledge… because you already know it all.
I cheat you of healing… because you’re too full of me to forgive.
I cheat you of holiness…because you refuse to admit when you’re wrong.
I cheat you of a vision… because you’d rather look in the mirror than out a window.
I cheat you out of genuine friendship… because nobody is going to know the real you.
I cheat you of love… because real romance demands a sacrifice.
I cheat you of greatness in heaven …because you refuse to wash another’s feet on earth.
I cheat you of God’s glory… because I convince you to seek your own.
My name is Pride. I am a cheater.
You like me because you think I’m always looking out for you.
Untrue… I’m looking to make you a fool of you.
God has so much for you, I admit, but don’t worry…
If you stick with me you’ll never know.
-Beth Allison Moore