Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, i will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. Ezekiel 28:17
One thing to lay aside in order to benefit from God’s Word is pride or arrogance. Concerning Lucifer, Prophet Ezekiel said,’… thou has corrupted thy wisdom, by reason of thy brightness’ . Pride corrupted him! Anybody that is full of self will be empty of the Word. If a man is full of self, he will be empty of God.
There are people in the Church whose hearts are puffed up. Some of them feel that they don’t need a pastor over there lives either to pray for them or instruct them, even to lay hands on them. They say ‘Only God does that for me’. Do you know that even Jesus Christ was baptised by John the Baptist? in that way He submitted Himself under authority.
As big as Moses was, who spoke face to face with God, Jethro sat him down and gave him instruction. And that instruction delivered him from dying before his time. It takes humility to drop your shoulder and say ‘You can use anybody You want to teach me, Lord’. What God used to speak to Moses was grass, a bush. If a bush can talk to a person or a donkey instruct a person, how much more will a person instruct another person.
You must make up your mind. You need that meekness. Some people may look at you like a fool, they may look at you as if you don’t know what you are doing but after a while, they will realise that you know too well what you are doing. always remember that God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Please remain humble and i believe God will take you higher as you do so. you are BLESSED