Pride is what kept me separated from Jesus. I was determined that I simply did not need Him in my life and I could do just fine on my own. It was at the exact moment when I received my gift of salvation, the spirit of pride came up from deep within and of my mouth. I gave my pride over to Jesus and I am thankful that He is so patient with me!
Pride distorts decision-making ability. An arrogant, conceited, or haughty person will make costly mistakes, but a humble and modest man will clearly see right and wrong, truth and error, wisdom and folly. Your greatness depends on getting rid of all pride. (excerpt source)
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. – Proverbs 11:2