I’d love to say I’m doing better on a “not sinning” basis than anyone reading this. But when it comes down to it, what is “better”? Is it simply not sinning as much? Or something else? With all of the default accusations made by the modern world, teens and adults alike, you start to see the many different angles on “not sinning.” Such as “Well no ones perfect,” and “You still do stuff when you’re not with other people.” And it begins to confuse, and disorient any confidence you have of your own perfect morality, and life, in front of, and away from prying eyes. To the point “being a better person” doesn’t mean “not sinning,” It begins to subconsciously turn itself into a mission to put others down for self glory. A better person simply means the humbling of ones self, to a fine pointed pinnacle opposite of being prideful. So humble, that you learn to admit your mistakes, so sincerely that prying eyes find no fault in you.
The word of God is much like a sander, life is much like a cliff face, and pride, well pride is the knobs that allow the accusers to climb to the top of your life. But when one learns to use the love of God to appreciate ourselves like he does to such a point, we don’t need those knobs to make ourselves look big, or desirable in the sense we’re “confident” enough to be climbed. When we find our identity in God, He’ll sand those knobs. Instead of trying to find ourselves “better” than others, we need to realize that being better, is letting evilness climb to the top of our lives, we become the very thing we were trying to be better than in the first place. If we strip ourselves of our prideful knobs, we’ll then find the people in our walk of life that see our cliff face for its beauty, are the people who aren’t there to be on top of our lives, but to appreciate us for us. What we are when those prideful nobs are gone, and all that remains, the naked, humble cliff side, is our true essence. Be humbled, none of us grow through temporary “security’s” such as pride, we grow through the eternal things that lit the spark of our life in the beginning of time.
Trying to make yourselves better through pride is a lost attempt at a Holy Quest. What I mean is, God made us to dwell with him, which is ultimately a better state than living in flesh. Making yourselves “better” through pride is simply your attempt to return to the very image you were created in as Adam was before the fall. BUT the reason we have a corrupted idea of what “better” is, is simply because we don’t have a proper motive, or cause, behind “bettering” ourselves. If we find our true cause, a cause found through divine individual revelation from Christ, then that corrupted idea of “better” will be purified again. You’ll learn to go about it the way you were intended to, that you may return to that image of God we’ve been so childishly trying to return to, by giving ourselves as much a hype as we can on this Earth, through pride and false belonging. When all along, it was the polar opposite of building self righteousness, which is humbling ourselves through our faultless Father, that we may grow in likeness of him, through a personal relationship, not a flaunted false belonging.