Let Go My Ego!

 

Could it be any clearer? Our old way of life was nailed to the cross with Christ, a decisive end to that sin-miserable life—no longer at sin’s every beck and call! What we believe is this: If we get included in Christ’s sin-conquering death, we also get included in his life-saving resurrection. We know that when Jesus was raised from the dead it was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end. Never again will death have the last word. When Jesus died, he took sin down with him, but alive he brings God down to us. From now on, think of it this way: Sin speaks a dead language that means nothing to you; God speaks your mother tongue, and you hang on every word. You are dead to sin and alive to God. That’s what Jesus did. (Romans 6:6)

 

Ego the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought

 

 Egotism; conceit; self-importance:

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The harder I try, the worse I fail.  I feel like Paul sometimes when he lamented that the thing he wanted to do he didn’t do, but the thing he did not want to do..he did.  ( Paraphrased, but you get the picture) Here is my take on things (as if that were important).  The world is in peril because of mis-information that people refuse to stop believing. 

Everyone wants to be his own god, the one who runs his/her own life even though we fail miserably when we try. 

 

When Jesus died on the cross,  He replaced our life with His.  This means I no longer live but Christ is alive in me.  The problem is my dead self (ego) tried to resurrect herself by getting angry with the same old issues, seeking to be recognized as the go-to person when the world needs a little boost, and then falling on my face when I realize what I have resurrected. 

 

That old woman has been assigned an awesome responsibility of changing our concept of God’s plans for His Kingdom and shining light on what God is really like.  If I cannot let God show through then all l am showing is my own messed up ego.  It’s like the old Eggo commercial, “Let go my ego”.  I must be willing to look like a fool for Christ and to endure when others are showing their own pride and ego. 

 

Dead people do not get angry, they don’t get prideful and they don’t do anything at all, they’re dead! I have learned that pride and ego are my own worst enemies right up there beside fear.  I am not on the planet to prove how messed up I am (which is all my ego really does) but to show the world how good God IS!  When we praise God we come to realize that He is powerful enough, and kind enough, and willing to give us a new way to live that is not soulish or selfish but peaceful and joyful. 

 

Today is a new day.  I have nothing to prove.  Yesterday is over, and we are now able to see how wonderful today can be.  So Satan…”Let go my ego!”

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11.09 | 08:36

On the anniversary of 9/11 don't you think time is running out for us to decide what we really believe?

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