Could your ego be getting in the way of your personal progress and happiness?
The Bible tells a story of Naaman, an influential, wealthy man, who was suffering from leprosy. The disease caused him embarrassment and threatened his social standing. He heard of a prophet named Elisha who had the power from God to heal him.
When Naaman traveled to see Elisha, the prophet told one of Naaman’s servants that his master simply needed to wash in the Jordan River seven times. That method seemed to simple and silly to Naaman.
“But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper,” the scriptures say.
When Naaman was ready to turn away from God’s help, his servant asked him why he was willing to do something grand in order to be healed and unwilling to do something humble. Naaman repented and washed himself in the river seven times. He was healed.
Instead of letting your ego trip you up, live humbly, honestly, and gratefully. There is power in realizing that we have no power at all without the help of God.