The reverse pride says, “Oh no, I’m just a sinner saved by grace.” God says, “He loves us as equally as he loves Jesus.” John 17:23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Reverse pride says, “Oh no, how could God love a person like me,” and so on and so on.
These people beat themselves up and bring themselves down and are harder on themselves than God is, all in the name of trying to be humble. In reality putting on a performance of “The pride of the worm,” coming to a church near you. These people become proud of their unworthiness and it manifests into false humility.
Where pride will cause most people to be arrogant and haughty, reverse pride will cause one to react in fear and laziness. This is the case with the servant who was charged with investing a talent of gold. Matt. 25:24 “Then the man who had received one bag of gold came. ‘Master,’ he said, ‘I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 So I was afraid and went out and hid your gold in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.’ 26a “His master replied, ‘You wicked, lazy servant!
God will keep building us up and keep helping us grow toward what He knows we can be. If we keep undermining the word of the Lord and His leading in our lives, we end up in a perpetual saga of crawling like a worm through our Christian life, always a victim and not a victor.