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"The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate." (Proverbs 8:13)

Today, we are going to examine the word "ego" and how it relates to the practical and biblical principles for "Spiritual" growth. In essence, "ego" is an inflated feeling of pride of someone’s superiority to others. Ego is further defined as a psychoanalysis of three parts of a person's psychic in dealing with realities, perceptions, and reactions to the external world; Contrasted with the Id and superego; Over inflated self-esteem; Your consciousness of your own identity; The subject consciously considered as "I" by a person; Myself; Alter ego; Death instinct; Ethical self; Egocentrism; Self-centerment; Competition focused; and Pleasure principle. In the business world, it is called "ego leadership" a death trap leadership mindset of selfcenterness and control in communicating with different levels of leadership, employee's, and partnerships of a narrow point of success view versus a servant-leadership approach. The "ego" is a direct connection between "egoleadership" in the inability to justly communicate to build sustainable relationships; always strategizing how to take the center stage or platform as the superiority status. The "ego" controllability has both a negative and positive approach known by the platforms, character, and messages communicated.

In the context of the scripture, King Solomon left on record for all people and leadership the importance of knowing the "ego" a man's pride of self, cannot be trusted, and will detour a person from growth naturally and spiritually if not cultivated correctly overtime. For instance, personally, I call this, "Less-Of-Self-View." It is the ability to know greatness in a person does not take center stage always, but evaluates the impact in people lives to build relationships, character, and avoids arrogance in the process of change. Thought to ponder: The "ego" if not harnessed, is a deadly destruction of oneself, revealing the intent of the heart." This requires a retrospective view of self, not denying the marred reflection in the mirror, but reshaping the reflection to restored vigor both natural and spiritual. At this level, it denounces self-gratification, control platforms, and evaluates the process evident through change.

What lessons can be learned about "ego" and "ego leadership?" There are five (5) important lessons. Discovering the "Truth" in "Know," "How," and "Less Ego:"

​Lessons Learned About Ego and Ego Leadership

  1. Know everyone was born with a measure of "ego" given by God in life to make a positive or negative impact. Know the ego is a direct connection to the intent of the heart. How will I, evaluate personal growth, spiritual growth and behavioral growth? "Less Ego" what reflection of my heart do people really see? (Self-Evaluation Process and Behavioral Management)
  2. Know a person's "ego" unveils "true" character overtime. It will reveal pride, arrogance, evil ways, and the inability to tame the tongue. How will I harness the ego to denounce the pleasure principle ethics from the "Id"? "Less Ego" will I succumb to society norms transformation or Spiritual transformation under the LORD? Will I choose life or death? (Humility Trait and Behavioral Management)
  3. Know you can change to have an "ego" of honor or dishonor. How will I humble myself to hear God's instruction and His wisdom to effectively change for the greater, positively impacting lives? "Less Ego" do I really inspire, and empower people to dream with vision or is it only for a self-center platform of control?  Reflect (Past, present, and future). (Relationship Leadership and Behavioral Management)
  4. Know the "superego" in the natural sense plays the critical and moralizing role to choose right and wrong. It reflects internalization of cultural rules, values, and morals mainly from a parent figure applying guidance and influence. The "superego" in the Spiritual sense distinct character takes a righteousness and just stance, hating the very forms of evil ways. "Less Ego" what influences subjects my actions? Positive or Negative? (Character Leadership and Behavioral Management)
  5. Truth is always revealed in a person's virtue to control the "ego" and enact Godly wisdom for a greater impact in preserving human sustainability. Know Godly wisdom is the only effective foundational principle for discretion versus self-gratification. How will I surrender my will to "God's Will?" "Less Ego" what does my speaking, portrayal, and writing say? Positive or negative? (Humility Trait and Behavioral Management)

In closing, know "ego" if not harnessed and cultivated correctly will only produce death; Know everyone has to bring the "ego" under subjection as instructed by God in life; Know the "ego" leads to all arrogance if not controlled; Know "ego" unveils the intent of the heart; Know "ego" has a way of unveiling a person's "true" character overtime; Know your "ego" will either be an agent of healing or hurting through change; Know it will take courage to transform the "ego" from the pleasure principle and self-gratification. Know "if" your reflection is marred; you can reshape and restore it; Know "ego" influences will either build positively or negatively. Remember, an environment of life is a progressive climate and culture of growth. Change your environment if needed. Change your view if needed. Change your ego if needed.  Speak life, grow, and lead! "You Have Value!" "You Have Worth!" "You Have Purpose!" "What Ego Do You Have?"

Be Blessed and stay connected to Jesus,

Lady Cynthia R. Kelly
God's Humble Servant
Evangelist - International Author

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