“Whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:43-45
One of the greatest subjects of interest among the Christian community is our empowerment with God. As the leading Christian development website, we get hundreds of emails centered around the topic.
There isn't a day that goes by that in some form or fashion we receive a signal from people that living an empowered life with God is at the forefront of mind.
Fortunately, there's an easy answer, humility.
It seems counter-intuitive to think that a reduction of ego as the key to success in finances, work, relationships, and health, but it's true.
Every man or woman who has ever discovered success whether in spiritual endeavors or commercial achievements, will tell you that the accomplishment of a great task comes when a person humbles themselves to the accomplishment of that task.
Without the ego and it's self-admiring fallacies, one can drink from the fountain of deep inspiration needed not only to persist but to learn and grow.
Humility lets our imagination roam free where we discover a world of possibility and it's the foundation of an empowered life with God.
Even the Son of God regarded humility as the divine trait to an enormously influential life.
Can you envision the personality of Jesus without humility? Impossible. Through the mental state of humility Jesus once declared, "I and the Father are one."
Through humility, we access infinite banks of love, light, and knowledge from God. It helps us to think, speak, and act with God's inspiration rather than our own.
If you're ready to live an empowered life with God, this is what you do. First, every morning take time to quietly think of God. During your meditation surrender your ego to God. Mentally see your ego as a part of yourself you no longer want. Watch it crumble into a million pieces before God.
Then take a deep breath and feel the peace that comes from a shattered ego. Now take another deep breath and freely experience God's presence. At this point, there is nothing to come between you and God so fully enjoy the experience. During this relaxed state with God make a commitment to remain ego-free.
Second, watch your mind. Yes, you must watch your thoughts. Developing the psychological flexibility to observe your thoughts is one of the best ways to cultivate your mind, to keep the sanctuary of the soul clean.
If you notice a thought you think is ego driven, pause for a few seconds and analyze it. Is it motivated by gain, want, vanity? Look at the though from different perspectives and ask yourself, why it came to your mind.
If you find that the thought is ego driven, discarded and think of the commitment you made to live an ego-free life.
I guarantee that if you practice this technique even for 30 days you'll be a different person.
You'll be a peaceful person who makes decisions with calm energized poise, just like Jesus.
Is it any wonder why both the New and Old Testament says, "God exalts the humble."
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