May I be so bold as to suggest that perhaps it is your pride that gets in the way of seeing the world for what it is - that you do not have a special place in the cosmos, that you will not have eternal life? That your pride is getting in the way of seeing that you are not entitled, at all, to even earn eternal life in some form or fashion?
I don't see how it's prideful to submit to God as my creator. Christians don't think they are "entitled" to eternal life by their own merits. Just the opposite, in fact.