exalting yourself

"You demonstrate the sin of pride whenever you put yourself before others. Your pride bubbles to the surface when you balk at the inconveniences of life. How dare something rebel against the egocentric universe your rule over? Pride lies behind every sin, for in the moment you choose it, you deny God and exalt yourself...
... Life, breath, and all of God’s provisions for your life are acts of his kindness and are truly wonderful, and yet they all seem to disappear when the small inconveniences of life appear."

Joe Thorn, Note to Self