It is so very true that the things that irritate me the most about others are the very things that challenges me. You would think I would get it but some days, even looking in the mirror, I miss it.
I love people to notice how good I am. It makes me feel better. The pat on the back is nice. It is, however, pride if I let getting kudos drive my behavior.
My motivation must be to please God not to get compliments from others. That is all there is to it. That is God’s goal for me.
The more pride we have, the more other people’s pride irritates us.