I was talking with my friend, Gale, and she recited a quote attributed to Dr. Dyer that I was unfamiliar with: Ego is edging God out. Isn’t that interesting! Perhaps you have already heard that quote, but it merits some reflection.
Fill in the blank: I’m a ___________________. Did you say artist? Or great teacher? Or an architect? Do you take great pride in your accomplishments? That is fine--as far as it goes. We should be proud of our hard work and the rewards of our labor. But I affirm to you, without God I can do nothing. It is the Father who gives gifts, talents, and abilities. Jesus knew this truth, do you?
You might think you are doing well on your own—earning a good salary—living in a lovely home—driving a nice car, but how much more could you accomplish if you allowed God to work in and through you? Or, perhaps you are struggling to make ends meet or clawing your way up the ladder of success? Either scenario, you need God.
Jesus is completely dependent upon God; He does none of his works on his own, and He tells his audience just that. Jesus, who could have really bragged about his accomplishments, knew the secret of his success. He claimed God as his source and gave Him the glory! This week, I ask you to consider your ego—the times you are edging God out. As Dr. Phil likes to say, “How’s that working for you?” Might your week, your work, your relationships be better, if you let God in?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to understand that there is nothing that can happen this day that you and I together cannot accomplish—or overcome. Amen.
Relying on Jesus, Linda