My greatest weakness may be “Pride.” I wrote evangelistic advertisements for a newspaper. The ads ran every Saturday. I did this for two years until my pride was such that I couldn’t hear from God any more. I didn’t write again for 8 years. I knew I was getting proud. I didn’t want to get proud. I thought I confessed my pride to God. But I was proud.
Pride is the opposite of love. Love gets its joy from helping others. Pride thinks only about itself. I still need to die to myself. Every day.
On the other hand, God’s humility is amazing. His depths of self-denial are so great that if I loved like He does I would feel embarrassed. Like the father of the prodigal son, God undignifies Himself and runs after us to love us. Where I would feel humiliated to love someone who treated me like I treated God, His strength-of-self knows no such weakness. He voluntarily throws aside the respect due Him, in order to meet my need. And He has. And He truly has my Respect.
How about you? Did you think God was stuffy, formal and pretentious? Did you think you were too low for Him to come down to meet you where you are? He’s already there. And He is waiting for you to ask Him into your life. And He wants to give you His love.