The greater our success, the greater the risk of us thinking too highly of ourselves. Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle observed, “Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity there are a hundred that will stand adversity.” And Oswald Chambers wrote, “Sudden elevation frequently leads to pride and a fall. The most exacting test of all to survive is prosperity.”
“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you” (Rom. 12:3).