LORD, what is man, that You care for him, the son of man, that You think of him? Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow. – Psalm 144:3-4
I am nobody without Christ and I must confess that I don’t always like it. You see, I am also a man and men (typically) like recognition. Our egos are often fragile and when the recognition goes lacking or missing we begin to doubt our purpose and existence. We crave significance.
How can we possibly win the victory over this “craving?”
Well King David did … nothing. He simply “yielded” as God did everything that was necessary. Little-by-little, over the course of his life, God took small pieces of David until he just disappeared. By the end of his life on earth, David no longer existed, God completely took over, and was magnified and glorified through the king’s life.
Until you are willing to become a nobody, God’s presence in your life will be hidden. At the same time, if you yield … truly yield … He will take your life from you piece by piece (Himself filling the void) until He is all in all and your true unique gifts are spotlighted for His praise.
Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight. – John Bradshaw
Dr. David Pope is President and Founder of POPE Initiatives, a non-profit organization committed to providing executive-level management and support services for major global mission efforts.
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