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Put your pride aside: Sarah Jakes says be humble
enough to admit when you’re wrong
Article By Yvette Charles // Spiritual
Posted March 2, 2017
Photo Credit: ESSENCE
I’ll admit it: I like being right and sometimes (well, honestly, most times) when someone tells me I’m
not, it stings a little… okay, a lot.

When I was younger, I was known for my stubbornness and reluctance to apologize. But as I got
older, I discovered that behavior was sabotaging my relationships, which is why something Sarah
Jakes Roberts recently said got my attention.

I was scrolling through the
Instagram page of the daughter of mega church pastor T.D. Jakes and
came across a bit of advice that convicted me to my core. Before noticing Sarah’s advice, I had
gotten into a huge argument with a close friend because she was honest about a decision I made
that wasn’t the most prudent. She felt I had mistreated someone, which I had.

But see, I was so focused on what
that person did wrong, that I couldn’t own my part in it and
truthfully felt justified.

When I read the first lady of One Church LA’s social media page, I was expecting maybe a cute
picture of  her gorgeous, chubby-cheeked one-year-old,
Ella, or maybe a nice image of Sarah and
her hubby Pastor Toure Roberts.

No. God had correction waiting for me on Instagram.

Why, Lord?

I know. I needed it.

Anyway, enough of my whining.

Sarah wrote, “You've heard it said. Two wrongs don't make a right. You're responsible for what you
do with the knowledge of your wrong not anyone else's. Don't let your pride keep you from learning
and healing.”


Did she overhear my conversation? I thought. I knew it was the Lord’s way of getting my attention. I
continued reading Sarah’s post and I began feeling worse and worse about what I had done.

The author of
Don't Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable (That’s
her new book that comes out April 18th)  said, “Evidence of other people’s wrong does not make
you right. Defending your misstep with their detour leaves you both lost. Trust that you can handle
receiving correction without perceiving it as rejection.”

She added, “You’re not going to get it right all the time. Allow humility to override your pride and be
strong enough to say, ‘You were right and I was wrong.’ That’s where all the strength is… life
cannot punish the soul that’s willing to learn from their mistakes. Those souls are unstoppable.”

Who knew I went to Instagram to receive divine chastisement courtesy of Sarah Jakes Roberts?

While I appreciate stylish, funny and entertaining posts, I sure did need the wisdom this woman of
God shared that day.

Thanks, Sarah.

Are you struggling with pride, or having a hard time letting an offense go? Allow our prayer team to
touch and agree for your breakthrough.
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