Is it wise to celebrate ego & pride?

Love wins,
But ego,
Lust and insecurity
Seldom do.

Your ego
Doesn’t know
As much as
You think it does.

It’s ego
When you think you know
Better than your conscience.

You don’t know
What you don’t know
Until you let go
Of your ego
And embrace humility.

Pride makes marriage
A clash of egos.
Humility makes it work.

Guilt shouts
It out:
Following your conscience
Matters!

Ego and politics
Are a fiery mix.
Pride
Isn’t the way
To decide
Public policy.

Lies are deception.
Deception is bondage
Humility and honesty
Set you free.

A billionaire can’t buy:
A good marriage,
Forgiveness,
True friendship,
Inner peace.

History shows that pride’s a myth. After a few generations, nobody really cares that you even existed.

Ego tries to control what other people think about you. Humility tries to think the best about other people.

If you’re unwilling to welcome and host honesty in your heart, deception will hold you hostage to your desires. Pride puts feelings and desires first (while truth, common sense, wisdom, principles, ethics, and conscience are often left behind.)

Pride listens to ego. Humility to conscience and courage to obeys it. Ego mostly ignores it.

Love? A person’s not a trophy. Ego isn’t love. Love is putting another person ahead of your self-interest and desires.

The best way politicians can “fight” is to fight their own ego. They need to put the best interest of the entire country first instead of their pride.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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