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15 Warning Signs Pride Is Creeping Into Your Ministry


I’ve had the opportunity to spend time with some incredible pastors and Christian leaders. One of the things that I notice about these spiritual leaders is their humility. I am continually blown away by their humility.

In this post, I’m going to share some signs of when pride may be creeping into the life of a leader.

Pride is creeping into a leader’s heart when a leader is chasing after recognition instead of making a difference for Christ and His Kingdom.

Oftentimes, this can go unnoticed by many people, but the leader knows when he or she is secretly chasing after making a name for themselves instead of making an impact for the glory of God.

God never called us to make a name for ourselves. God never called us to make ourselves great or famous.

The goal of a Christian leader is to make Jesus great and famous. Be sure not to allow pride to creep into your heart by elevating your name instead of elevating HIS name.

One of the signs that pride may be creeping in is when you are playing the compare game.

When you are constantly comparing your attendance, offerings, staff or building size to other churches, pride could be creeping in. The comparison game is such a dangerous game to play.

Oftentimes, we walk away from the comparison game feeling worse about ourselves than we should or better about ourselves than we should. We easily get put down or puffed up from the comparison game.