Ego: The Enemy of Our Nature

“Sharing actions are like water; they spread quickly and get everyone wet…We are also like water—water doesn’t think of pouring itself, it just does because this is its nature. This is the reason for its creation. In the same way, sharing needs to become a natural habit, something we do without thinking. Nor should we ask for a reward for having done it. The sea doesn’t wait for any of us to give it thanks!” 

Yael Yardeni

Sharing is our natural State of Being. It is our ACTION. The reason and purpose for our existence is share and empower others. {Matthew 5:16} However, for most of us, we give power to the EGO and put rules and stipulations on how we will give – or how we share. How many of us often say, “If I win the lottery…then I will start doing good -and be a blessing to others.” Some of us, even “pay” our tithes rather than “giving” tithe – and yes, there is a difference. We say things, like “If I had it – then I would give it”…etc. 

Wanting to share and actually sharing are two different things. In order to be like God, sharing MUST become our first nature, it must be an intrinsic part of our BEING! In fact, it is more unnatural for us receive for ourselves alone, than it is to share. 

Malachi 3:8 (New International Version)
“Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me. “But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’ “In tithes and offerings.

Because God is all, in all and through all – it is not possible for us to rob Him (anthropomorphically speaking) of  anything. However, since the essence of God, is the infinite ACTION of sharing, we rob Him (again anthropomorphically speaking) of the opportunity to share and give to others through us. This robbery takes place when we consult our EGO rather than our Soul.

Good intentions do not always show up on our record. Just because we say that we want to share, doesn’t mean that we will. God tests us everyday by using our very own EGO! Allowing the opportunity to ‘put our money where our mouth is’! Yeah, it’s easy to share when we think we have it. But, the true test comes, when it’s uncomfortable or inconvenient for us to share. {Mark 12:41-44}

Our own EGO waits for others to ask us for help – before we give; it is our EGO that will tell us to “let somebody else do it”! But a person of ACTION – will proactively ask “how can I give, where can I share?”. If this is not your current State of Being – then you my friend – are robbing God!!

When our nature comes into alignment with the nature of God, we would share automatically, and without hesitation. We would not react with our EGO; waiting on somebody to ask us to give – or if and when, they do ask – we would go beyond that which they were asking for! {Matthew 5: 40-41}

Now, I’m not trying to put you blast; nor am I  judging as to whether –  you’re a good person or not. And I’m definitely not suggesting that – you wouldn’t share when given the “right opportunity” – that is not at all what I’m saying.

The point I’m trying to convey is: we all have within us the power to expand and transform our EGO nature! Each day we get the chance – to become more and more like God. Furthermore, ANY thought or activity, that tells us, things like: ” I don’t have enough to share”, or “they didn’t ask”, or that “I’ve already given enough”…etc. – then we know that these thoughts or feelings – is the enemy to our true Nature. The more we become aware of this, the more we can overcome our EGO;  and the more we overcome our EGO, the more we take on the Nature of God. Now, this in turn will naturally, give us to share without being prompted, coerced, or asked.

Here are a few of examples to proactively defeat our Ego (the enemy of our True Nature):

  • Volunteering (food bank, homeless shelter…etc.)
  • Buy a random person at Starbucks  a cup of coffee
  • When you wake up in the morning – after you Thank God for another day: ask the Universe, “How can I give; where can I serve?” and throughout the day — you WILL be presented with opportunities to share. 

Now, that we know this, let’s stop working for the enemy (our EGO) and start becoming a BEING of Sharing – which we were designed to do, anyway!!

Written by: Dwayne B. Neal 

Celebrate Black History 

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This Day In Black History (Feb. 24): 

1. 1ST BLACK WOMEN TO RECEIVE AN M.D. (1864) – Rebecca Lee Crumpler becomes the first black woman to receive an M.D. degree. She graduated from the New England Female Medical College.

2. PRESIDENT OUSTED (1966) – On this day in 1966; Elected leader and first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah, was ousted in military coup while he is away on a peace mission to Vietnam.

3. BOXING GREAT FLOYD MAYWEATHER IS BORN (1977) – Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. arguably rated as the number one ‘pound-for-pound’ boxer in the world, was born on this day. On May 2, 2015 – he gets the opportunity to perhaps solidify this belief by boxing against another ‘pound-for-pound’ great Manny Pacquiao! Tune In…this should be a great fight!!

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Dwayne B. Neal – Team N.A.M.E.S.
“Knowledge is power, but ACTION is King!”

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