Pride obviously comes before a fall; but why does it come before a fall? It’s because we’re putting ourselves in an elevated position that we don’t belong in the first place. So, there’s no place to go, but down. When we exalt ourselves, what the world would call “self-esteem,” or esteeming oneself, we’re esteeming ourselves instead of esteeming God.
So, it’s important for us to start getting our perception right and stop being deceived. God’s first commandment of the Ten Commandments is, “You shall have no other gods before me.” And when we put ourselves in the place of God we are putting ourselves in the place where God should be in our lives.
Remember: Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for they shall inherit the earth" Matt. 5:3
That means, when you decieve yourself into thinking that you are in control of your life and you don't need God. You are in control of your life and you are going to fall without God.
When you lay aside your spirit "will" you will see a great inheritance on this earth in this life.
Seek God First in your life and everything else will come.