Get Out of the Way Ego
'...Humble yourselves... that he may exalt you...' 1 Peter 5:6 NKJ
Have a think today about how you see yourself. Is it a good image or a bad one? Our egos (thinking we're top dog) can get in the way of God's blessing. It's hard to stay humble when we think a lot of ourselves. It's hard to stay humble when others tell us we've done a great job or we look great or we've achieved something brilliant. On the other hand, it's hard to be confident if we feel we have failed or we're not good enough or we don't look the way we want.
The Bible says we are to 'humble ourselves'. When Jesus was born, the Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and earth, humbled himself and made himself a mere human - not to be served but to serve! Jesus knew who he was yet he served his disciples; he even washed their smelly feet! He was a humble servant yet totally confident, because he knew who his Father was. Do you know who your Father is?
Despite what many think, being humble does not mean thinking less of yourself or talking yourself down or pretending you're no good at something. True humility means you simply think of yourself less often.
So what now? When you put your ego and personal motives aside, you'll be free: to serve and love others, help people, be friends with them, put their needs before yours. Why? Because that's exactly what Jesus did, and he came to be your example!
Soulfood: 2 Ki 21-23, Luke 18:1-17, Ps 19, Prov 8:6-7