By the singular error of impatience, Saul lost his place as king over Israel and lost the kingdom also as non of his seed could reign over Israel after him 1Sam.13:13-14. Unfortunately for Saul he goofed yet once again(this time, much greater than the former). In choosing to spare a few living things and the king of Amalek, when the Lord instructed through Samuel that all things must be utterly destroyed by Saul, King Ssuk most his place in the leadership if Israel . Yet again, Saul rationalized Gods instruction and relied on his power, Zeal and kingship rather than on God’s Grace and sure word of prophecy 1Sam.15. You see God is big enough to provide whatsoever we need or whatsoever He needs without our help, but pride says, “though God has spoken but what I also want to do is honourable unto the Lord” forgetting that it is always about God and not about us. We are put in this earth for His glory not for ours, so He is able to take care of things without us. All He ever asks us is our partnership with him through our faith, trust and reliance upon him unto full obedience and not partial obedience like Saul did. For to obey is better than sacrifice and to hearken than the fat of rams 1Sam.25:22.
You see, the society we are in today exalts self effort rather than Gods Grace. It wants to count how many things you could achieve for yourself and by yourself. God says “by this time next year you would have your own well established business; so all i need you to do is to wait for me”, but people say “No, the lord is delaying i must work things out myself and try to make things work for me”. Many of us always think that the end justifies the means but with God it is different He wants to be your sole provider source and Lord and nothing else. To God the process is more important than the end result because the process builds character into you, James1:3-4 & 2Pet.1:5-8. When something else begins to come between us and His word of direction, we become farther from His Grace because he resists the proud but gives Grace to the humble ( the one who will follow him blindly even at expense of self, whether it makes sense or not).
As seen earlier, pride always carries along with it impatience, but pride would also lead to the sin of rebellion, stubborness and fear of people rather than God which makes such a person rejected of God 1Sam.15:23-24 & James4:6. Unfortunately, Saul never repented nor recovered from the sin of pride, rather he completely drowned in it unto his destruction 1Sam.15:24-35 & 1Sam.16, 18-31. Therefore just one question is left to be asked which is ‘would you rather drown in pride, protecting your self image or are you now willing to risk all, following Jesus Christ and maximising God’s Grace over you?