Random Musings on Ego

Cara life 3 Comments

Y’all know I went to the Steven Curtis Chapman/Michael W. Smith United tour at the end of March. I love the music both those men put out and have tapes/CDs going back to the um beginning.

The concert lived up to everything I’d hoped, but left me thinking about ego. Here are two men who have as much of a right as anyone does to have ego — yet there was none at the concert. Instead, these two men seemlessly played back-up to each other, disappeared, returned, joked, and worshipped.

I watched and prayed — God give me a heart that is not threatened by those others would say could be my competition.

Many of my friends in writing have the same attitude. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been surprised by the lack of ego from people you would think have earned it. Such a blessing to see people live in a way that shows they want to serve others and give the glory to God.

My prayer is that I would live a life where my ego is firmly in check. Where I focus on the needs of others v. the imagined rights I should have. That I would always look to serve rather than develop the attitude of a prima dona. That my life would point clearly to the Father whom deserves any glory I may receive. That I would reflect it to Him rather than clutch it to my chest.

Random thoughts.

Comments 3

  1. Oh, that we could always keep our ego out of the way! Your prayer was so right on.
    As to the concert, I like Steven Curtis Chapman, but I love Michael W. Smith music! It’s sad they don’t play him on our radio station up here anymore–not hip/hop enough.

  2. I’ll bet that was a wonderful concert. How great that God can use a random fun experience to instill something new in us. He is in everything! I really think that is such a worthwhile prayer. God Bless!

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