What do you do when your ego loses its hot air and your balloon comes crashing down? If you're a songwriter or a poet, you can share your experience with your audience and produce a best-seller. If you're a parent, you can teach your children important life lessons. If you happen to be a blogger, you can help others learn that life isn't all about the hot air we produce from our own over-inflated egos; life is about helping others discover the potential they have to soar and encouraging them to get back on their feet after a fall. Here are some reasons you may want to consider flying your ego at a lower altitude:
- People with big egos fly so high that everyone else looks small and insignificant. They put bumper stickers on their cars so the world knows all about what they think and believe. They wear annoying shirts with their point-of-view displayed in over-sized print.
- Jesus teaches that the greatest among us is the one without the big ego, the one who dedicates his or her life to serving others.
- Empathy and humility are afraid of heights. They do their best work at sea level after the ego has landed.
- The brightest Angel in Heaven had such a big ego that He thought His light came from Himself rather than from God. Don't let Him tempt you with His empty promises.
- Our Savior came into this world homeless. He kept things simple. He challenged people with over-sized egos. The ones who listened to His message sold their hot air balloons and followed Him.