Scripture tells us that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (James 4:6). I think it’s pretty clear here that pride is not from God.
In fact, prideful people often become that way because they’ve rejected God’s wisdom over a long period of time. Maybe months. Maybe years. Maybe a lifetime.
And when we’re used to walking through life with a prideful posture, we need something fairly severe to break us. To right our wrong thinking. To remind us of how truly little we actually control.
And God’s in the business of breaking prideful people. We see it time and time again throughout history. And Scripture. Prideful people are often brought to their knees. Maybe not immediately. But over time, it’s almost a certainty.
Scripture also teaches us to humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord and he will lift us up (James 4:10). Daily, God gives us opportunities to choose humility or pride. To choose to lift up self or our Creator. Humility is a choice.
And I’d much rather choose to humble myself than have God do it for me.
You’re imitating Christ when you do.