As followers of Jesus, we are all either headed into a trial, in a trial or exiting a trial. Each of us has a cross to carry just as Jesus did.
In the first phase of heading into a trial, we can look to Jesus’ triumphal entry. As Jesus entered Jerusalem the streets filled with people praising Him as the Messiah.
But Jesus knew that days later this same city would crucify Him. Jesus humbly prepared himself for the upcoming trial instead of allowing pride to undermine His mission.
Proverbs 11:2 “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
When we have business successes, we can easily become filled with pride and not see the oncoming trials. Instead, we need to humbly prepare for the upcoming trials.