Pride & Ego...Are you Living An iLife?

PRIDE & EGO are you living an “iLife”?
You don’t think you are Proud do you? Did you just think of the proud person you know? Or maybe you just thought of that individual with a huge Ego?  Or maybe you are really just saying well a little pride is good…
Well, there are several definitions and arguments about these two (Pride and Ego) and you can look them up. I personally agree and think that a little pride is good; it builds your self-esteem; and that’s my personal opinion.
Ego on the other hand is when you think you are superior to everyone else. Which mostly comes from having “a big head” mostly because half the time there’s someone better than you; Ego = I.
There’s something known as healthy pride; this is when you know your limit; Ego is when unhealthy pride meet arrogance. And the truth is that the world has become so focused on “I” that no one else matters. “I have to be perfect”, “I know I’m better than him /her”  “If  I can just get a little more, maybe I will be happy” We are so focused on this facade that we have built of ourselves that we sometimes will deprive ourselves of happiness to “keep up appearance”. We are currently in an “icentered” generation; where everything is centered about what I want, how I feel,and how I want to feel; that we are missing out on the bigger picture.
The bible may have never mentioned “ego” as a word, but the bible did say we need to die to self. I believe that it is our love for self that makes it difficult to let go of sin it is the “I” in our lives that has most of us stuck and unable to move forward.  More often than not, we find ourselves in situations where we either have to ask for help, forgive, apologize, or move on but “I” says no. “I’ says it will make you look like a wimp, “I”says everyone is just going to walk all over you now, “I” says a lot of things that makes you think you are superior to everyone and makes you create a ridiculous set of rules to live by.
Majority of the people that live “iLives can’t apologize for anything; because well they either don’t think they are wrong or they don’t think they should bring themselves low enough to apologize so what do theydo? They either completely ruin a good relationship (this could be business or personal), or try to act like “I didn’t just offend you so let’s make a joke and laugh about it because I am just not going to make this a big deal and apologize”.
Everything, EVERYTHING, E. V.E .R .Y .T .H .I .N .G we have.EVERYTHING we think we have, even the air you breathe was given to you by God so why boast? Job 12:10 say that in his hands is the life and breathe of every creature, so what is it that makes you feel so superior? What is it that makes you think you are better than everyone else? Do you know that it would take only a second for your breathe to be taken away from you?
The “iLife” is what takes you from Lucifer to Satan, Isaiah 14: 13 – 15
Take a look at Lucifer basking in himself:
You said in your heart,
    “will ascend to the heavens;
I will raise my throne
    above the stars of God;
will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly,
    on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.
14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds;
    I will make myself like the Most High.”
But v 15 tells us where Satan is right now But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit.
Don’t go from Lucifer to Satan, Let go of that “i-centered life” that says it’s not ok to ask for help, or apologize when you are wrong, or show emotions, or do a lot of things that you should be doing.

It the iLife that says you can’t forgive someone you love because it makesyou less of the person you are.

It’s the iLife that says you have forgiven so many times, so stop forgiving them
It’s the iLife that says I’m too important to hang with you.
It’s the iLife that says it’s ok to stab people in the back so you can look cool
It’s the iLife that says it’s fine to publicly disgrace him / her so everyone can know you are the boss
It’s the iLife that makes you constantly do things to feed and prove yourself importance
It’s the iLife that feeds your head so much that you get a big head.

But guess what; it is the iLife that will also make you stupid enough to show that you are not as important as you think you are; that you are not as cool as the picture you are painting and oh look! You have just dropped yourself in a pit which you dug for yourself.

James 4:10 tells us this:  Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. “Humility is really keyAre you still thinking? Try this, let GO of the iLife!
Be confident; Carry yourself with a healthy amount of pride; Forgive (70 x 7 times). Always think about the future (a positive future), stay as humble as possible. And God will lift you up.
The iLife will feed your flesh. Your Spirit is what you need to feed.
So……. Are you living an iLife?

- Lady of Silence 


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