What if I told you that your own worst enemy is someone that you know quite well? What if I told you that it is yourself? I know it’s hard to hear- we each hold onto so much pride.
I’ll be the first to admit that last night, I was brought to my knees… as my pride crumbled onto the ground, I felt humbled. God brought me to my knees indeed, exactly where I needed to be.
“You can’t have your cake and eat it, too,” as they say. Think about it, if something, or somebody, is in our way, we move them. There are often mountains between us and our goals, but we tend to climb them anyway. So, why is it that we can’t seem to overcome ourselves?
We are the hardest obstacle to move, I think, because it’s a struggle between “you and yourself.” The human mind is a powerful thing, and we often are faced with what we want, and what is truly right. It’s easy to give someone else advice, but when it comes to having the conversation with yourself, the innermost parts of who we are are often stubborn.
Though resistant at first to the realization that I had to change Myself, the grip slowly loosened. It was uncomfortable to overcome those twisted emotions, the war that raged in my head. But once you realize that you are your own worst enemy, the struggle will begin to fade away and the answer is clear- how bad do you want to change? Bad enough to get yourself out of the way?