Ego…A Banana Peel
If you observe carefully as a child of God, you will notice that the world’s principles on self worth, self actualization and self realization and the likes are principles designed to the detach our person from the Person of Christ. The world encourages us to pump up our egos (veiled or unveiled) so as to be who we are meant to be irrespective of the situation and circumstances we find ourselves. These principles have succeeded not in making the human better, but egocentric, unmindful of how their personal desires affect those around them. The amusing part is, many play along with this harmful foolery, offering support to the man or woman that is clearly drowning because of the choices he or she had made that has negated the very reason for their existence. Whilst this may be helpful for awhile, on the long run, it will prove the person to be empty, selfish and far from achieving the goal of knowing who he or she was created to be and achieve. The resultant effect of this sad fiasco is that the land is strewed with talents, captains in diverse fields and celebrities that have failed in the most important front – THE SOUL! Jesus Christ dealt a final blow to egocentricity when He declared that we are nothing without Him. If you claim to be His child, know this for sure, you can achieve nothing without Him: “Remain in Me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in Me” (John 15:4). This analogy of a vine is so profound that it clearly shows that outside of God the human cannot attain anything that will last and it is a matter of time its ‘uselessness’ will be evident for all to see! It becomes pitiable when one thinks there are certain areas of his/her life that one can handle alone. If this choice was actually given, I can bet you that two things that man would have successfully stopped or modified is time and death! Sadly, that cannot happen! What the Almighty God is simply saying is: My way or no way!
For you to be truly effective in your endeavor there is only one way: Shun the egocentric principles of the world and embrace the life-giving principle of God, which states: “I am the vine, you are the branches. The one who remains in Me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without Me” (John 15:5). As a child of God you may decide to shun His word in certain areas of your life but I can assure you that the result of your actions outside of Him will not amount to much: “…Everyone who names the name of the Lord must turn away from unrighteousness” (2Timothy 2:19b). Friend, enough of play acting as a child of God; if truly you are one, surrender your desires to Him and let Him direct and counsel you on the way to go. The whole world is falling apart with needless wars, needless hatred, needless sufferings and demonic policies because of the ego of man. But if we surrender it, He promises: “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you” (John 15:7). Friend, this is the sure WORD of God for you. It is His desire that you achieve and attain all that you were created to be. God bless you as you humbly submit to His mighty Hand to direct and counsel you, He is just a prayer away!