Sometimes people don’t know that their reasoning is affected and corrupted because of a wrong attitude. If you have the right attitude of humility, God will teach you wisdom, but for the one who is proud and haughty, He’ll resist you. The Bible says God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5). The humble will always receive wonderful, beautiful, and creative thoughts from God, and his life will go from one level of glory to another, but the proud will be abased; that’s what the Bible says. Pride goes before a fall (Prov 16:18). The man that’s full of pride can be destroyed within a split second. David said, “I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found” (Psalm 37:35-36).
But concerning the righteous he says “Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace (Psalm 37:37). Peace there means “shalom” in Hebrew, which refers to prosperity, divine health, favour, joyfulness, absolute wellbeing, etc. That’s the life of the man whose heart is perfect before the Lord, who serves God with humility of heart. God detests pride. Therefore, you must train yourself to be a humble man or woman. Some people say it’s difficult for rich and successful people to be humble; that’s not true. Truly rich and successful people are usually the expression of humility; they’re often very humble.
That’s the reason God exalted them to high levels of success in the first place. That they’ve been successful is proof that they must have been humble, since God resists the proud and gives more grace to the humble. Of course this doesn’t refer to people who may have used the wrong means to project themselves in any way; that’s false success and it will surely fade away. The Bible says “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time” (1 Peter 5:6). Learn to be humble for humility is the pathway to greatness. If you want the Lord to keep promoting and exalting you in life, then train yourself to be humble.