There are times when Christians fall into the traps of pride. We can get caught up in our own definition of acting Christ-like or godly. We look over to all the others around us and size them up looking for imperfections to criticize. In the same token, we become full of ourselves thinking we are at least trying not to commit a sin but honestly, we are.
Pride is one of the sins that trip us up. We think to ourselves and tell God, "at least I don't do what so and so does!" Do you know that God doesn't even listen to such talk? God knows mankind's heart. No matter what we do, no matter how good we or others think we are, we are still sinners. I mean daily sinners! Alternatively, when secular people look at us, they also automatically think that we are holier-than-thou and that is enough of a reason to hate us. The world is a crazy place full of crazy people. Maybe crazy is too vague of a word. How about self-righteous? Yes, that's a better word.
It is just like the story of a certain king who, when removing his crown for rest, hangs it on a nail instead of another human's head. The reason is because when a person wears a crown, even if for a short time, he would puff up and feel he is fit to be a king. A person can do this, but not a nail.
We must realize that as humans, such faltering humans, there is no good in us. We are only as righteous as Jesus makes us. The moment we start brag praying to God, it is worthless to God. We must remain humble knowing that we do not have a crown...yet. All that we are, and all that we do that is good and pleasing to God's eyes is all for Him. Not for us to gloat about. As soon as we realize this, we continue to walk in God's will. When we continue to walk in God's will, God is glorified and after all, it is all about Him. It is never about us.