The Titanic sank 106 years ago this week. Approximately 1,500 of the 2,200 passengers died when the cruise ship hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. It’s considered to be the biggest maritime disaster in history.
The ship had been designed to be indestructible, but five compartments were punctured by the iceberg and the entire ship sank in a little over two hours.
Pride and overconfidence can create a Titanic situation in our own lives.
I sometimes get too comfortable in my own skin. Perhaps it’s a streak of success at home or work, or maybe it’s a sense of pride that I feel in my own abilities.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom. Proverbs 11:2
Inevitably, I then experience a “bump” that exposes my weaknesses. Life brings events that us that knock us down and can crush our spirit.
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18
The key to life is keeping a humble spirit….a prayerful, grateful spirit that guides our thoughts and activities.
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 14:11
Spending time in God’s word keeps us centered and humble. If we make our daily walk with Jesus our first priority, we will be better prepared to deal with life’s Titanic “bumps.”
My prayer this weekend is to willingly let go of any pockets of pride in my life. I desire an attitude of service, love and humility.
And let me know how I may pray for you.